As summer gets closer and closer, air conditioner service should be something that crosses your mind more frequently as you consider your whole 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 issues are more common than others as you get ready 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 concerns 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 could 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 similar to 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 Desert Husky HVAC/R Services in Tucson and Phoenix 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 particular specifications of the manufacturer, which provides you with unmatched performance and efficiency.

2.     Never scheduling maintenance

Allowing filters and coils to build up with dirt and grime will not only lower your system’s efficiency, but it may cause a host of other issues if unaddressed. Setting up routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Desert Husky HVAC/R Services means that you’ll have a system providing you comfort when you want it most.

3.     Turning on and off

The air conditioner fan controls and compressor are most susceptible 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 view 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 issues to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as dependable and experienced like the experts at Desert Husky HVAC/R Services.

4.     Sensor malfunctions

Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common issue that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, typically found 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 nonstop.

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 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 rear their heads when it is used a lot. Summer is when your system should be running at its peak, so give the team at Desert Husky HVAC/R Services in Tucson and Phoenix a call at 520-416-5415.