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 several things you can look for when considering air conditioner service, but some issues are more common than others.

Even if you recently had your annual spring maintenance performed, you should still look out for these four potential problems if your air conditioner is acting up.

  1. Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To
    This may be a sign of leaking refrigerant. If you sense troubles here you’ll want to call in experienced professionals, like Lanz Furnace and Fireplace in Monroe. This way, you’ll be certain your system is properly repaired and functioning at its best. Not only will this make certain 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 build up with dirt and grime you’ll see a notable decrease in your system’s efficiency, and potentially many other complications if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Lanz Furnace and Fireplace can perform regular 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 signal it’s time to have a professional inspect your system and review the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and confirm the system is wired properly. Another 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 notice that your home is too humid. Since this situation could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as experienced as the team at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace.
  4. Drainage
    Your system was made to take care of draining the condensation that that forms during the cooling process. Mold and mildew problems 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 frequently. Your system will be functioning at its peak during the summer. If you run into troubles or need to schedule routine, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Lanz Furnace and Fireplace in Monroe at 608-291-3606.