5 of the Most Common Problems that Lead to Air Conditioner Service05/21/2015With summer on the horizon, now is the time to think about any air conditioner service you might need to have performed to preserve your home’s comfort. There are a number of things you can look for when thinking about air conditioner service, but some problems are more common than others. Even if you recently had your yearly spring maintenance performed, you should still keep an eye out for these four potential problems if your air conditioner isn’t running properly. Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To This may indicate there is leaking refrigerant. If you sense a problem here you’ll want to call in experienced professionals, like Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax. This way, you’ll know for sure your system is properly repaired and functioning at its best. Not only will this guarantee the leak is corrected, but the refrigerant charge will be matched to the manufacturer’s exact specifications, ensuring the most efficient operation. Inadequate maintenance When your air conditioner’s filters and coils are covered in dirt and grime you’ll see a notable decrease in your system’s efficiency, and possibly many other issues if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning can perform regular maintenance on your air conditioner to ensure it’s clean and running well. Cycling too frequently If it seems like your air conditioner cycles on and off frequently, it could be a signal 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 proper size for your home. If this is the case, you may also feel that your home is too humid. Since this problem could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as experienced as the team at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning. Drainage Your system was designed to take care of draining the condensation that that forms during the cooling process. Mold and mildew issues 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 often. Your system will be operating at its best during the summer. If you run into problems or need to schedule annual, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax at 509-397-3622 or schedule an air conditioner service appointment online.