As summer draws near, air conditioner service ought to be something that crosses your mind a little more often as you consider your total home comfort. Of course there are a number of things to look 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 problems in mind when your air conditioner is on the fritz.

1.     The refrigerant is leaking

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 akin 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in South Beloit and Belvidere so that you can be 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 top performance and efficiency.

2.     Ignoring maintenance

Allowing filters and coils to build up with dirt and grime will not only lower your system’s efficiency, but it could cause a host of other problems if untouched. Setting up routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc means that you’ll have a system giving you comfort when you desire it most.

3.     Running too many cycles

The air conditioner fan controls and compressor are most liable 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 make certain there isn’t any corrosion and that the wiring job itself is done correctly. Cycling on and off during cooling season may also be a sign that your system is not sized properly, 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 reliable and experienced like the team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

4.     Sensor issues

Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common problem that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, normally located 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 incorrect you could be left with a system that cycles all the time.

5.     Drainage issues

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 arise when it is used frequently. Summer is when your system should be running at its best, so give the team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in South Beloit and Belvidere a call at 877-389-2465.