As summer gets closer and closer, air conditioner service had better be something that crosses your mind repeatedly as you consider your total home comfort. Of course there are various things to search 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 season.

No matter when you last had your air conditioner service completed, make sure to keep these five potential problems in mind when your air conditioner is on the fritz.

1.     The refrigerant is leaking

There are a couple 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 like using a band aid on the Hoover Dam. It’s not going to cut it. Leaks should only be taken care of by trained professionals like the ones at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC in Ellsworth so that you can make certain your system is running at its best. Having that simple air conditioner service done means that you’ll fix the leak and have the refrigerant charge match the exact specifications of the manufacturer, which provides you with top 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 issues if they’re not addressed. Arranging routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC means that you’ll have a system giving you comfort when you desire 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 frequently, you’ll likely have this issue. You’ll also want your service provider to check 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 may have high humidity issues.  Because there are several concerns to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as reliable and experienced like the team at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC.

4.     Sensor problems

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

5.     A clog in the drain lines

Condensation is formed 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 arise when it is used frequently. Summer is when your system should be running at its peak, so give the experts at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC in Ellsworth a call at 715-318-6728.