As summer draws near, air conditioner service had better be something that crosses your mind more frequently as you consider your total home comfort. Of course there are a host of things to keep an eye out for when thinking about air conditioner service, but a few problems are more common than others as you prepare to ramp up your air conditioner use for the next few months.

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

1.     The refrigerant is leaking

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 experts like the ones at GV Heating & Air in Crystal and Twin Cities 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 precise specifications of the manufacturer, which provides you with unmatched performance and efficiency.

2.     Inadequate maintenance

Allowing filters and coils to build up with dirt and grime will not only decrease your system’s efficiency, but it could cause a host of other problems if unaddressed. Scheduling routine maintenance on your air conditioner with GV Heating & Air means that you’ll have a system providing you comfort when you need it most.

3.     Starting cycles too often

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 look at the wiring to ensure 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 is not sized appropriately, and if that is the case you will also notice your home could have high humidity issues.  Because there are several concerns to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as dependable and experienced like the team at GV Heating & Air.

4.     Sensor malfunctions

Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common problem that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, typically situated behind the control panel, measure the temperature of air coming into 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 constantly.

5.     A clog in the drain lines

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 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 pros at GV Heating & Air in Crystal and Twin Cities a call at 763-535-2000.