Prevent These Common Air Conditioning Problems This Spring

Spring is the best time to get your AC ready for summer in Apple Valley, CA. Before the weather gets really hot, you can diagnose and correct issues with your air conditioner. Read on to learn more about the air conditioning problems you should look out for.

Frozen or Dirty Coils

Frozen coils stop your AC from producing enough cool air, while dirty coils limit the airflow. Coils freeze when there’s low refrigerant running in the system or there are airflow problems. When the AC system works harder to maintain the thermostat temperature, the coils might freeze.

You can thaw the coils by checking and refilling the refrigerant level and cleaning the coils and the entire system. If you suspect that a leak is leading to loss of refrigerant, call an HVAC technician to find it and fix it.

AC Running But Not Cooling

If your unit fails to run, you might have a failed thermostat or a tripped circuit breaker. You can try resetting the thermostat and the circuit breaker, then observe what happens. If you try these two and the system doesn’t come on, call a professional, as it might indicate an issue in the electrical system.

If your system doesn’t cool your home well enough, then there might be a problem with the connection between the outdoor unit and the thermostat. Again, the system might have inadequate refrigerant to cool the air. Call a professional to fix these two issues.

Noise During Operation

Several issues cause system noise during operation, including broken motor bearings, a faulty belt, lack of lubricant, a broken fan, or debris between fan blades. You can try clearing debris and lubricating the system before calling for help. If that doesn’t work, call a professional to check the entire system.

The easiest way to avoid issues in the spring is to maintain your AC equipment. Call Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule routine maintenance in Apple Valley, CA.

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