The weather will be getting warmer this spring, and you are probably going to start using your AC. Before the warm weather, maintenance needs to be done to ensure your AC is functioning efficiently, but there are some things that could go unnoticed. Some air conditioner problems do not surface until the hottest summer days arrive. Here are some of the AC problems that go unnoticed until it gets hotter:
1. Leaks That Cause Your AC to Blow Warmer Air and Cool Less Efficiently
Your AC uses a compressed gas to provide cool air to your home, and when there are coolant leaks, the gas does not get compressed as it should. This can cause your AC to not blow out cold air, which is something that you may not notice until it is hot outside. Have your AC serviced in spring to check for these problems before the summer heat arrives.
2. Worn or Damaged Compressor That Causes Problems with Cooling
Another problem that you may have is a worn or damaged compressor. This problem can cause the coolant to not be compressed as it should be and reduce the efficiency of your AC. Eventually, overheating and wear can cause the compressor to not work at all, which often leads to warm air coming out of the vents. These problems will usually cause you to need to have the compressor replaced. If your compressor needs to be replaced, it may be a good time to talk with an HVAC contractor about new air conditioner installation.
3. Air Filters That Become Dirty Due to Dust Will Reduce Airflow and Cause Problems
Over the months, the air filter of your HVAC system becomes covered with dust and debris, which is why it needs to be changed regularly. In spring, you do not use the AC as much, so a clogged air filter may go unnoticed. As the weather gets warmer and you start using your cooling more, you will want to check the air filter regularly and change it more frequently to ensure good air flow and reduce stress on your AC.
4. Dirty Air Conditioner Components That Cause Problems with Condensation Freezing
Another problem with dirt and dust is it collecting on AC components. This can cause condensation to build up, which can lead to ice forming on parts. Make sure that you clean the unit a couple of times a year to prevent problems with ice on components, which can lead to serious damage to the compressor and coolant leaks.
These are some of the problems that you will want to watch out for to ensure overlooking them does not cause issues with your AC during summer heatwaves. If you need help with some of the maintenance and repairs before the weather gets warmer, contact an residential air conditioning installation and repair service to ensure these things do not get overlooked.
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