5 of the Most Common Problems that Lead to Air Conditioner Service

May 21, 2015

With summer approaching, now is the time to think about any air conditioner service you might need to have performed to keep your home comfortable. There are a number of things you can look for when considering air conditioner service, but some problems are more common than others.

Even if you recently had your regular spring maintenance performed, you should still be mindful of these four likely problems if your air conditioner isn’t operating as it should.

  1. 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton. This way, you’ll be sure your system is properly repaired and running 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 most efficient operation.
  2. Inadequate maintenance
    When your air conditioner’s filters and coils build up with dirt and grime you’ll see a marked decrease in your system’s efficiency, and likely many other complications if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Garoken Energy Co. Inc. can perform regular 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 signal it’s time to have a professional inspect your system and review the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and ensure the system is wired properly. Another possible reason an air conditioner may 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 situation could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as seasoned as the team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc..
  4. Drainage
    Your system was made to take care of draining the condensation that it creates during the cooling process. Mold and mildew issues can manifest if the drain becomes congested, and this can lead to bigger problems.

Even if your air conditioner is newer, it can develop problems when it’s used frequently. Your system will be operating at its peak during the summer. If you run into problems or need to schedule routine, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton at 503-374-1934.