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

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As summer draws near, air conditioner service should be something that crosses your mind repeatedly as you ponder your total home comfort. Of course there are a host of things to search for when considering air conditioner service, but a few concerns are more common than others as you prepare 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 few things that can cause low refrigerant levels. It could 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 akin to using a band aid on the Hoover Dam. It’s not going to cut it. Leaks should only be fixed by trained experts like the ones at Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview so that you can make sure your system is working 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 top 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 could cause a host of other issues if they’re not addressed. Arranging routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Gordon Air Conditioning means that you’ll have a system providing you comfort when you need 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 often, you’ll likely have this issue. You’ll also want your service provider to check 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 appropriately and if that is the case you will also notice your home might have high humidity issues.  Because there are several issues to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as dependable and experienced like the team at Gordon Air Conditioning.

4.     Sensor problems

Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common problem that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, usually 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 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 might 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 Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview a call at 850-682-5509 or schedule an air conditioner service appointment online.
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