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 maintain your home’s comfort. 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 annual spring maintenance performed, you should still be mindful of these four possible problems if your air conditioner isn’t operating as it should.

  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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg. This way, you’ll be certain your system is properly repaired and functioning at its best. Not only will this ensure the leak is repaired, but the refrigerant charge will be matched to the manufacturer’s exact specifications, ensuring the peak operation.
  2. Inadequate maintenance
    When your air conditioner’s filters and coils are covered in dirt and grime you’ll see a marked decrease in your system’s efficiency, and potentially many other issues if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning can perform annual maintenance on your air conditioner to ensure 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 check the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and confirm the system is wired properly. Another reason an air conditioner may 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 situation could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as experienced as the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning.
  4. Drainage
    Your system was devised to take care of draining the condensation that it creates during the cooling process. Mold and mildew problems can manifest if the drain becomes clogged, and this can lead to bigger problems.

Even if your air conditioner is newer, it can develop problems when it’s used regularly. Your system will be functioning at its finest during the summer. If you run into troubles or need to schedule regular, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg at 601-292-9763.