Air Conditioner Service

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

As summer nears, air conditioner service ought to be something that crosses your mind repeatedly as you think about your whole home comfort. Of course there are a host of things to search for when thinking about air conditioner service, but a few concerns are more typical than others as you get ready to ramp up your air conditioner use for the next few months.

No matter when you last had your air conditioner service completed, make sure to keep these five potential concerns 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 technicians like the ones at Campbell's Tempracure in Crystal Lake so that you can make sure your system is operating at its best. Having that simple air conditioner service done means that you’ll fix the leak and have the refrigerant charge match the precise 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 lessen your system’s efficiency, but it may cause a host of other problems if untouched. Scheduling routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Campbell's Tempracure means that you’ll have a system giving you comfort when you desire it most.

3.     Cycling too frequently

The air conditioner fan controls and compressor are most prone 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 look at the wiring to make sure 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 correctly and if that is the case you will also notice your home could have high humidity issues.  Because there are several problems to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as knowledgeable and experienced like the team at Campbell's Tempracure.

4.     Sensor problems

Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common issue that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, typically 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 incorrect you could be left with a system that cycles non-stop.

5.     Drainage

Condensation is formed 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 problems, 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 best, so give the pros at Campbell's Tempracure in Crystal Lake a call at 815-788-6283 or schedule an air conditioner service appointment online.