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 thinking about air conditioner service, but some problems are more common than others. Even if you recently had your annual spring maintenance performed, you should still be mindful of these four likely problems if your air conditioner isn’t operating as it should. Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To This may be caused by leaking refrigerant. If you sense a problem here you’ll want to call in trained professionals, like Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton. This way, you’ll know for sure your system is properly repaired and running at its best. Not only will this guarantee the leak is fixed, but the refrigerant charge will be matched to the manufacturer’s exact specifications, ensuring the most efficient operation. Inadequate maintenance When your air conditioner’s filters and coils are covered in dirt and grime you’ll see a notable decrease in your system’s efficiency, and possibly many other issues if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can perform annual maintenance on your air conditioner to ensure 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 indication it’s time to have a professional inspect your system and review the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and establish the system is wired properly. Something else that may be causing an air conditioner to 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 notice that your home is too humid. Since this problem could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as qualified as the team at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning. Drainage Your system was designed to take care of draining the condensation that it produces during the cooling process. Mold and mildew troubles can manifest if the drain becomes clogged, and this can lead to bigger problems. Even if your air conditioner is newer, it can develop problems when it’s used regularly. Your system will be functioning at its peak during the summer. If you run into issues or need to schedule regular, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton at 805-242-9638.