Common Cooling System Maintenance and Repairs
Air conditioning systems keep our homes comfortable in the warm months. In order to do so they must function properly. Part of keeping cooling systems working at their best level is routine maintenance and occasional repairs.
Each year, before turning on your cooling system, it’s a good idea to have a professional AC contractor give it a once-over and perform necessary maintenance. This ensures your air conditioner will keep you cool and comfortable all season long. There are several things involved.
- Condenser coil cleaning
- Inspection of condenser drains
- Thermostat calibration
- Refrigerant level check
- Filter condition check and cleaning
- Fan operation check
- Condenser and blower motor lubrication
Sometimes, even with proper maintenance, problems with cooling systems occur. There are a few common cooling issues that can easily be handled by good HVAC professionals, like Custom Services.
If you notice water dripping from or gathering around your cooling unit, it’s a clear sign that something is amiss. Most likely this is due to a drain blockage. This allows the drain-pan for the evaporator coil to overflow. If you see this excess of water, turn your air conditioner off and call for repair.
Perhaps your system is running but isn’t cooling or is cooling sporadically. That the unit is running shows it is getting power, which points to a problem with refrigerant. This could mean a leak in the system, which calls for an inspection, repair, and recharge.
If your cooling system doesn’t come on at all, you may have an issue with your thermostat, a tripped circuit breaker, or both. If neither of those is the culprit, it’s likely an electrical problem with the unit, which requires professional attention.
Routine maintenance is a necessary part of cooling system upkeep. It makes for the most efficient working condition of your air conditioning. However, if a problem does occur, it’s usually a common one. Well-trained professionals are the best at handling these problems and can get your air conditioning up and running so that you and your home remain cool and comfortable.
For more information, or to schedule your cooling system’s maintenance service or repairs, please contact us.