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 keep your home comfortable. There are several things you can look for when contemplating air conditioner service, but some problems are more common than others.

Even if you recently had your yearly spring maintenance performed, you should still be mindful of these four likely problems if your air conditioner is acting up.

  1. Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To
    This may be a sign of leaking refrigerant. If you feel there’s a problem here you’ll want to call in experienced professionals, like Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport. This way, you’ll be certain your system is properly repaired and functioning at its best. Not only will this make certain the leak is repaired, but the refrigerant charge will be matched to the manufacturer’s exact specifications, ensuring the most efficient operation.
  2. Inadequate maintenance
    When your air conditioner’s filters and coils build up with dirt and grime you’ll see a noticeable decrease in your system’s efficiency, and likely many other issues if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Lycoming Heating Company can perform regular 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 indication it’s time to have a professional inspect your system and look over 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 notice that your home is too humid. Since this problem could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as qualified as the team at Lycoming Heating Company.
  4. Drainage
    Your system was designed to take care of draining the condensation that that forms during the cooling process. Mold and mildew troubles can manifest if the drain becomes plugged, 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 peak during the summer. If you run into issues or need to schedule regular, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport at 570-244-2510.