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

As summer draws near, air conditioner service should be something that crosses your mind a little more often as you ponder your complete home comfort. Of course there are various things to look for when thinking through air conditioner service, but a few problems are more common than others as you get ready to ramp up your air conditioner use for the season.

No matter when you last had your air conditioner service completed, make sure to keep these five potential issues in mind when your air conditioner is on the fritz.

1.     Leaking refrigerant

There are a number of things that can cause low refrigerant levels. It may be due to an undercharge during installation or the system could have developed a leak over time. Adding refrigerant to an already leaky air conditioner is similar to using a band aid on the Hoover Dam. It’s not going to cut it. Leaks should only be handled by trained professionals like the ones at Gillman Heating and Air in Perry so that you can make sure your system is working at its best. Having that simple air conditioner service completed means that you’ll fix the leak and have the refrigerant charge match the exact specifications of the manufacturer, which provides you with peak performance and efficiency.

2.     Inadequate maintenance

Allowing filters and coils to build up with dirt and grime will not only lower your system’s efficiency, but it might cause a host of other issues if untouched. Setting up routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Gillman Heating and Air means that you’ll have a system giving you comfort when you need it most.

3.     Cycling too frequently

The air conditioner fan controls and compressor are most susceptible to wear, and if you have an air conditioner that cycles on and off routinely, you’ll likely have this issue. You’ll also want your service provider to view the wiring to make certain there isn’t any corrosion and that the wiring job itself is done correctly. Cycling on and off during cooling season might also be a sign that your system may not be sized correctly and if that is the case you will also notice your home may have high humidity issues.  Because there are several issues to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as reliable and experienced like the experts at Gillman Heating and Air.

4.     Sensor problems

Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common concern that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, usually located behind the control panel, measure the temperature of air coming in to the coil. This helps your air conditioner know whether it needs to turn on or stay off, so if the sensor is disturbed you could be left with a system that cycles non-stop.

5.     Drainage

Condensation is made by your air conditioner during the cooling process, and your system is created to take care of its own drainage. If the drain becomes clogged you may be subjected to mold or mildew issues, which can lead to an entirely different set of issues.

No matter the age of your air conditioner, there will always be problems that can come up when it is used frequently. Summer is when your system should be running at its peak, so give the pros at Gillman Heating and Air in Perry a call at 478-202-3076.
 
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