Air Conditioning Problems Regular Maintenance Helps Avoid

Leaking Refrigerant

Refrigerant is needed to cool the air passing through the air conditioner. Without it, the air coming out of the vents would be warm. Refrigerant tends to leak in older systems, damaging the compressor in the process. When completing regular maintenance, we check refrigerant levels and look for leaks. If there are leaks, we can fix them before they become an issue.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Over time, the condensate drain gets clogged with debris. If it's not cleaned out, the condensate drain fills up and could flood the area. During regular maintenance, we clear the drain and make sure that there is nothing preventing it to drain properly.

Inconsistent Run Cycles

If the air conditioner turns on and off quicker than normal or stays on for longer than necessary, the coils need to be cleaned. Regular maintenance should include cleaning the condenser coils in the outside unit and evaporator coils in the inside unit to prevent inconsistent run cycles.

Thermostat Issues

Issues with the thermostat can make it difficult to keep the home cool. It could cause the air conditioner to run constantly or fail to turn on when it's needed. Another step for regular maintenance includes calibrating the thermostat to ensure that it's working properly and the sensors are in place.

Burned Out Motor

When the motor gets too much stress put on it, it can burn out prematurely. To prevent this from happening, the motor needs to be lubricated and cleaned on a regular basis.

Regular air conditioner maintenance is important to keep the entire system working properly. It also prevents some of the common issues that happen during the summer to ensure that people can keep their homes cool when they need it the most.