With summer around the corner, now is the time to think about any air conditioner service you might need to have performed to keep your home comfortable. There are a number of things you can look for when considering air conditioner service, but some problems are more common than others.
Even if you recently had your annual spring maintenance performed, you should still look out for these four potential problems if your air conditioner is acting up.
- Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To
This may indicate there is leaking refrigerant. If you sense troubles here you’ll want to call in qualified professionals, like Lakeside Heating & Air in Chelan and Wenatchee. 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 optimal operation.
- Inadequate maintenance
When your air conditioner’s filters and coils build up with dirt and grime you’ll see a marked decrease in your system’s efficiency, and potentially many other issues if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Lakeside Heating & Air can perform annual maintenance on your air conditioner to verify it’s clean and running well.
- Cycling too frequently
If it seems like your air conditioner cycles on and off frequently, it could be a signal it’s time to have a professional inspect your system and look over the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and establish the system is wired properly. Another reason an air conditioner may cycle on and off frequently could be that your system isn’t the correct 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 Lakeside Heating & Air.
Your system was devised to take care of draining the condensation that that forms during the cooling process. Mold and mildew troubles can manifest if the drain becomes clogged, and this can lead to bigger problems.
Even if your air conditioner is newer, it can develop problems when it’s used regularly. Your system will be functioning at its finest during the summer. If you run into troubles or need to schedule annual, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Lakeside Heating & Air in Chelan and Wenatchee at 509-284-4265.