If you have an aging air conditioning unit, it’s safe to assume that you aren’t looking forward to the hot and humid summer days ahead. If you sweated your way through last summer, you may be wondering what you can do to prevent breakdowns this year.
Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases. One service call in the spring can save you from those dreaded breakdowns on the hottest days of the season.
Here are 5 of the most common AC problems our skilled service technicians can prevent:
1. Electrical Issues
Loose connections and worn wires could lead to a power loss that takes out your air conditioner. Our service technicians at Advantage Air, LLC will inspect all wiring and electrical connections to keep you running throughout the summer months.
2. Worn Parts
Worn belts or pullies run the risk of snapping at a moment’s notice. When this happens, you’ll find yourself without cooling in a hurry! Preventative maintenance is key is spotting worn parts and replacing them before it causes your system to shut down.
3. Low Refrigerant Charge
Refrigerant is the substance running through your unit’s coils that removes the head and humidity from the air. If small holes or cracks in the lines develop, your unit begins to leak refrigerant. This causes your unit to lose cooling power until it is no longer able to cool your space. As part of our preventative maintenance plan, our service technician will test the refrigerant charge, and fix any leaks before you even realize you have a problem.
4. Filthy fan blades
The Saint Louis heat and humidity can be rough on air conditioning equipment. When the fan blades are coated with grime, the fan speed can slow down, putting a strain on the motor and eventually causing it to fail. Cleaning the blades as a preventative measure easily prevents this problem.
5. Clogged drain lines and drain pan
Spring storms could lead to accumulating debris in your drains and condensate lines, causing them to clog and overflow. When this happens, you risk not only your air conditioning unit, but also water damage. Clearing the lines and drains is a simple process that prevents a big mess.
Air conditioners that do not receive regular maintenance run the risk of breaking down more often, reducing the lifetime of the unit. It is important that air conditioning maintenance is scheduled at least annually. Extend the life and increase the performance of your air conditioning system by scheduling a Preventative Maintenance check-up today!