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

May 21, 2015

With summer around the corner, now is the time to think about any air conditioner service you might need to have performed to maintain your home’s comfort. There are several things you can look for when thinking about air conditioner service, but some problems are more common than others.

Even if you recently had your yearly spring maintenance performed, you should still keep an eye 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 caused by leaking refrigerant. If you feel there’s a problem here you’ll want to call in qualified professionals, like Winters Heating and Cooling in Franklin. This way, you’ll be certain your system is properly repaired and functioning at its best. Not only will this guarantee the leak is corrected, but the refrigerant charge will be matched to the manufacturer’s exact specifications, ensuring the optimal operation.
  2. Inadequate maintenance
    When your air conditioner’s filters and coils get clogged with 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. Winters Heating and Cooling can perform annual maintenance on your air conditioner to make certain it’s clean and running well.
  3. Cycling too frequently
    If you feel 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 check the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and confirm 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 proper size for your home. If this is the case, you may also find that your home is too humid. Since this problem could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as experienced as the team at Winters Heating and Cooling.
  4. Drainage
    Your system was devised to take care of draining the condensation that that forms during the cooling process. Mold and mildew troubles can manifest if the drain becomes congested, and this can lead to bigger problems.

Even if your air conditioner is newer, it can develop problems when it’s used frequently. Your system will be functioning at its finest during the summer. If you run into issues or need to schedule annual, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Winters Heating and Cooling in Franklin at 317-406-5783.