If you have an air conditioning system for your home, there is a chance the system could have problems once the temperatures start to rise this summer. Below is information about two problems so you will know what to look for so you can get your system repaired promptly.
When the temperatures go up, your air conditioner has to work much harder to keep your home cool. This can cause leaks to happen in the refrigerant lines over time. Even tiny holes in these lines can cause problems. The main problem you will have is that the air that goes into your home will be warm instead of cool. If not repaired, your air conditioning system can overheat and stop working completely. This would result in a large repair bill for you. Repairing refrigerant lines is very inexpensive.
Fortunately, a refrigerant leak is not hard to repair for an HVAC contractor. They will inspect the lines and seal the holes. If the lines are damaged too much, the HVAC contractor will replace the refrigerant lines with new ones.
Problems With Air Flow
Another problem you could have with your air conditioning unit is low air flow. This is often caused by a dirty air filter, as air has a much harder time getting through an air filter that is clogged. This will cause your air conditioning system to run longer to maintain the right temperature in your home. The unit outside could also be the problem. For example, during the summer months it is common for grass and other debris to build up around the unit. If this happens, the unit will have problems with air flow. The fan on the unit could also become damaged and have to be replaced.
Replacing a filter is simple and is something you can do on your own. For the unit outside, you can clean around the unit on a regular basis to prevent this from happening. If you have a big problem with debris building up, place a low fence around the unit. Just make sure the door is easy to open to gain access to the HVAC unit.
Have your air conditioning system maintained by an HVAC contractor at least twice per year. The best times to do this is right before spring and then again right before fall. The contractor will clean the unit and inspect it for any problems. Contact a company like Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. to learn more.