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 contemplating air conditioner service, but some problems are more common than others.

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

  1. Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To
    This may indicate there is leaking refrigerant. If you sense troubles here you’ll want to call in trained professionals, like Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton. This way, you’ll know for sure your system is properly repaired and running at its best. Not only will this guarantee the leak is repaired, 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 noticeable decrease in your system’s efficiency, and possibly many other problems if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC can perform annual maintenance on your air conditioner to ensure 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 sign it’s time to have a professional inspect your system and check the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and ensure 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 seasoned as the team at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC.
  4. Drainage
    Your system was made to take care of draining the condensation that it creates during the cooling process. Mold and mildew problems 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 often. Your system will be functioning at its best during the summer. If you run into issues or need to schedule annual, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton at 513-268-5164.