With summer approaching, 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 quite a few 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 keep an eye out for these four potential problems if your air conditioner isn’t running properly.
- Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To
This may indicate there is leaking refrigerant. If you sense a problem here you’ll want to call in experienced professionals, like Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning in York. This way, you’ll be certain your system is properly repaired and functioning at its best. Not only will this guarantee the leak is fixed, but the refrigerant charge will be matched to the manufacturer’s exact specifications, ensuring the most efficient operation.
- Inadequate maintenance
When your air conditioner’s filters and coils are covered in dirt and grime you’ll see a noticeable decrease in your system’s efficiency, and potentially many other problems if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning can perform regular maintenance on your air conditioner to ensure it’s clean and running well.
- 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 review the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and confirm the system is wired properly. Something else that may be causing an air conditioner to cycle on and off frequently could be that your system isn’t the appropriate 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 Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning.
Your system was designed to take care of draining the condensation that it produces 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 often. Your system will be operating at its best during the summer. If you run into troubles or need to schedule annual, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning in York at 717-383-4479.