As summer nears, air conditioner service had better be something that crosses your mind a little more often as you think about your total home comfort. Of course there are a number of things to keep an eye out for when thinking about air conditioner service, but a few problems are more routine than others as you prep to ramp up your air conditioner use for the year.

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.     Coolant leaks

There are a few 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 like using a band aid on the Hoover Dam. It’s not going to cut it. Leaks should only be fixed by trained professionals like the ones at Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning in Yukon so that you can make sure your system is working at its best. Having that simple air conditioner service done means that you’ll fix the leak and have the refrigerant charge match the particular specifications of the manufacturer, which provides you with peak performance and efficiency.

2.     Never scheduling maintenance

Allowing filters and coils to build up with dirt and grime will not only lessen your system’s efficiency, but it could cause a host of other concerns if they’re not addressed. Arranging routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning means that you’ll have a system providing you comfort when you want it most.

3.     Starting cycles too often

The air conditioner fan controls and compressor are most susceptible to wear, and if you have an air conditioner that cycles on and off routinely, you’ll likely have this issue. You’ll also want your service provider to look at the wiring to make sure there isn’t any corrosion and that the wiring job itself is done correctly. Cycling on and off during cooling season could 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 problems to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as dependable and experienced like the pros at Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning.

4.     Sensor malfunctions

Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common problem that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, usually situated 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 disturbed you could be left with a system that cycles constantly.

5.     Drainage issues

Condensation is made 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 come up when it is used a lot. Summer is when your system should be running at its best, so give the pros at Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning in Yukon a call at 405-494-7444.