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

May 21, 2015

With summer around the corner, now is the time to think about any air conditioner service you might need to have performed to preserve your home’s comfort. 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 regular spring maintenance performed, you should still keep an eye out for these four likely problems if your air conditioner isn’t operating as it should.

  1. Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To
    This may be caused by leaking refrigerant. If you sense a problem here you’ll want to call in qualified professionals, like Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating in Laguna Niguel. This way, you’ll be sure your system is properly repaired and functioning at its best. Not only will this ensure the leak is corrected, but the refrigerant charge will be matched to the manufacturer’s exact specifications, ensuring the optimal operation.
  2. Inadequate maintenance
    When your air conditioner’s filters and coils get clogged with dirt and grime you’ll see a notable decrease in your system’s efficiency, and likely many other complications if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating can perform routine maintenance on your air conditioner to verify it’s clean and running well.
  3. Cycling too frequently
    If you feel that your air conditioner cycles on and off frequently, it could be a signal it’s time to have a professional inspect your system and check the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and ensure the system is wired properly. Something else that may be causing an air conditioner to 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 situation could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as experienced as the team at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating .
  4. Drainage
    Your system was made to take care of draining the condensation that that forms during the cooling process. Mold and mildew problems can manifest if the drain becomes congested, and this can lead to bigger problems.

Even if your air conditioner is newer, it can develop problems when it’s used often. Your system will be operating at its best during the summer. If you run into problems or need to schedule annual, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating in Laguna Niguel at 949-525-9119.