When you are experiencing the high temps that only the summer months can bring, the last thing you want to deal with is AC problems. There are a number of problems that can arise with your AC system. Many of the problems you experience with your AC system are totally avoidable. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about the common causes of AC problems and share some tips that will help you avoid them in the future.
How to Fix Low Refrigerant
Refrigerant is the substance your AC system uses to remove the humidity and heat from the air and replace it with cool, dry air. If you have sprung a leak somewhere in your system, it can cause low refrigerant levels and your system won’t work as it should to provide you with the cool comfort you are looking for. There may be several leaks within your system that is causing you to lose refrigerant and it can be a time consuming task to find them all. It’s best to call a professional HVAC contractor as only licensed technicians are authorized to handle refrigerant.
Need to Clean Dirty AC Condenser Coils
Every outdoor unit has condenser coils that get rid of the hot air in your house by blowing it outdoors. Over the course of a season, or year, these coils can often get covered in dirt and grime. This can be caused by the pollution in the air or the amount of wind your area experiences throughout the year. When the air can’t be expelled from your home properly, your unit has to work twice as hard to get the job done. It will often lead to system failure. It is recommended to call an AC contractor for a clean and check of your system if you suspect dirty condenser coils.
Thaw Frozen Evaporator Coils
The evaporator coils on your AC system are filled with the refrigerant that so effortlessly cools the air in your home. These coils also absorb hot air around them as well. If there is not the air circulating around them like these should be, they can get a layer of ice that builds up on them and they stop working all together. You will likely get no cool air coming out of your air registers. While you can certainly turn off your air conditioner to give the coils time to thaw, a professional HVAC contractor can troubleshoot this issue further checking air flow and damage to the unit as well as possible low refrigerant levels etc.
How to Prevent Common AC Problems Leading to Emergency Repairs
The best way to avoid the problems listed above and others not mentioned is with regular maintenance. Included in regular maintenance is filter replacement, cleaning the unit, thorough inspection of ductwork and keeping the area around your outdoor unit clean. These small maintenance measures will go a long way in helping you avoid problems with your AC system in the heat of the summer.
Central Air Conditioning Repairs, Clean & Check Tune Up Maintenance & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam Massachusetts
Another important part of maintaining your AC system is regular professional inspections and tune ups. The cooling experts at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning will help keep your AC system functioning properly. We offer a full cleaning and inspection that will ensure no small repairs need to be made to help you avoid costly repairs down the road. Call us today!