Wear and tear of the parts of your air conditioning system is to be expected over the course of a summer. In some cases, the damage is minimal, and a standard maintenance visit from a professional technician can help to bring the unit back into optimal condition. But a failure of a component of your system can catch you by surprise.
Poor maintenance, an overworked and aging system, or just luck of the draw may cause your air conditioner to run into trouble right at the end of the cooling season. Be sure to call a technician at the first sign of damages to your AC system, and keep in mind that a maintenance visit may help to keep these common repairs away.
- Sealing Refrigerant Leaks: One of the main issues found in air conditioning systems after so much work through the summer is a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant should never dissipate from an AC system. If your unit is leaking refrigerant, it’s unlikely that a quick “topping off” of your refrigerant is all you need. A technician should thoroughly inspect your system for leaks and make the proper repairs.
- Cleaning the Coils: The coils of your air conditioner can develop a lot of dust and debris through the season. This can cause the inside portion of the system to freeze, and it can decrease the efficiency of the air conditioning system. Cleaning coils is a standard part of an air conditioning maintenance visit.
- Clogged Condensate Drain: Condensation collects on the evaporator coil naturally during the cooling process. Usually, this condensation has some place to drain. But if the condensate drain becomes clogged, water can backup into your home.
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