5 of the Most Common Problems that Lead to Air Conditioner Service Posted May 21, 2015 Cooling 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 quite a few things you can look for when considering air conditioner service, but some issues are more common than others. Even if you recently had your regular spring maintenance performed, you should still keep an eye out for these four likely problems if your air conditioner isn’t running properly. Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To This may be caused by leaking refrigerant. If you sense troubles here you’ll want to call in trained professionals, like Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc in Rapid City. This way, you’ll be sure your system is properly repaired and functioning at its best. Not only will this ensure the leak is corrected, but the refrigerant charge will be matched to the manufacturer’s exact specifications, ensuring the optimal operation. Inadequate maintenance When your air conditioner’s filters and coils are covered in dirt and grime you’ll see a marked decrease in your system’s efficiency, and potentially many other problems if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc can perform routine maintenance on your air conditioner to verify it’s clean and running well. Cycling too frequently If you’re noticing 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 reason an air conditioner may cycle on and off frequently could be that your system isn’t the correct size for your home. If this is the case, you may also find 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 Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc. Drainage Your system was designed to take care of draining the condensation that it creates during the cooling process. Mold and mildew issues can manifest if the drain becomes plugged, 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 troubles or need to schedule regular, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc in Rapid City at 605-342-5107.