5 of the Most Common Problems that Lead to Air Conditioner Service

May 21, 2015

With summer on the horizon, now is the time to think about any air conditioner service you might need to have performed to preserve your home’s comfort. There are quite a few things you can look for when considering air conditioner service, but some problems are more common than others.

Even if you recently had your regular spring maintenance performed, you should still look out for these four likely problems if your air conditioner isn’t operating as it should.

  1. Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To
    This may be a sign of leaking refrigerant. If you sense a problem here you’ll want to call in trained professionals, like Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning in Arlington. This way, you’ll know for sure your system is properly repaired and functioning at its best. Not only will this ensure the leak is corrected, but the refrigerant charge will be matched to the manufacturer’s exact specifications, ensuring the most efficient operation.
  2. Inadequate maintenance
    When your air conditioner’s filters and coils are covered in dirt and grime you’ll see a notable decrease in your system’s efficiency, and likely many other problems if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning can perform routine maintenance on your air conditioner to verify it’s clean and running well.
  3. Cycling too frequently
    If you’re noticing that your air conditioner cycles on and off frequently, it could be a indication it’s time to have a professional inspect your system and review the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and ensure the system is wired properly. Another possible reason an air conditioner may cycle on and off frequently could be that your system isn’t the correct size for your home. If this is the case, you may also find that your home is too humid. Since this issue could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as seasoned as the team at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning.
  4. Drainage
    Your system was designed to take care of draining the condensation that that forms during the cooling process. Mold and mildew troubles can manifest if the drain becomes plugged, and this can lead to bigger problems.

Even if your air conditioner is newer, it can develop problems when it’s used regularly. Your system will be functioning at its best during the summer. If you run into issues or need to schedule routine, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning in Arlington at 360-255-5857.