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

Cooling

As summer draws near, air conditioner service ought to be something that crosses your mind a little more often as you consider your whole home comfort. Of course there are a host of things to look for when thinking through air conditioner service, but a few issues are more common than others as you prep to ramp up your air conditioner use for the next few months.

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

1.     Leaking refrigerant

There are a few 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 like 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 Total Comfort Solutions in Kennesaw and surrounding areas so that you can be sure your system is running at its best. Having that simple air conditioner service performed means that you’ll fix the leak and have the refrigerant charge match the particular specifications of the manufacturer, which provides you with top 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. Arranging routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Total Comfort Solutions means that you’ll have a system giving you comfort when you want it most.

3.     Cycling too frequently

The air conditioner fan controls and compressor are most liable to wear, and if you have an air conditioner that cycles on and off frequently, you’ll likely have this issue. You’ll also want your service provider to check 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 could also be a sign that your system may not be sized appropriately and if that is the case you will also notice your home could have high humidity issues.  Because there are several issues to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as knowledgeable and experienced like the pros at Total Comfort Solutions.

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, typically situated 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 out of place you could be left with a system that cycles non-stop.

5.     Drainage

Condensation is created 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 could 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 arise when it is used frequently. Summer is when your system should be running at its peak, so give the team at Total Comfort Solutions in Kennesaw and surrounding areas a call at 404-987-5502 or schedule an air conditioner service appointment online.
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