During the summer months, your air conditioning system runs almost constantly. While most systems are designed to withstand this type of constant use, repairs and maintenance may be necessary by the end of the season.
It’s best to address the common issues with your HVAC in Maple Grove, MN now, rather than putting them off until next year. Some of the end-of-summer repairs and maintenance your system may need can be found here.
Sometimes, your AC may cycle on and off more often than it should. This is referred to as short cycling, and it causes excessive wear and tear. In many cases, short cycling is caused by the system being the wrong size for your home or building. You can work with a technician to figure out the cause of short cycling and make the repairs needed or recommend replacing the unit altogether.
Several issues can cause weak airflow. The problem may be with the fan motor, leaking ductwork, or a clogged air filter. This issue will only get worse without repairs, so it is a good idea to call an AC technician if you notice this problem.
Iced-Over Evaporator Coil
When your system’s evaporator coil is iced over, it cannot cool your home. This can occur because of a dirty filter, refrigerant leak, or other issues. A professional can determine the underlying cause and make the needed repairs.
The thermostat is the “control center” for your AC. If it isn’t working properly, it can lead to your system being unable to cool your home. Sometimes, a malfunctioning thermostat will just need to be recalibrated for proper function. Be sure to call the professionals to see if this is the issue and get them to fix the problem.
Dirty Air Filter
Your system’s air filters are used just as much as the system itself. By the end of the summer, the filter will probably need to be changed.
A dirty air filter will restrict airflow through the system, causing reduced efficiency and insufficient cooling. Also, dirty filters can cause dirty ducts, which may impact your home’s air quality throughout the year.
Refrigerant leaks or low refrigerant can lead to the development of ice on the evaporator coils, gurgling sounds, and insufficient cooling. There is some good news – this is a fix that a trained professional can handle; however, it isn’t as simple as just adding more refrigerant.
It’s important to hire professionals to find the source of the leak and then add more refrigerant. Remember, this is a closed system, so the issue will continue if you don’t find the leak.
Don’t Wait to Call for Service, Repairs, and Maintenance
It can be tempting to put off AC service, repairs, and maintenance, especially with winter right around the corner. However, it’s not a good idea to do this as the problem will just get worse. Calling for service now will pay off in the long run and likely help you save money.
Contact our team at Air Mechanical, Inc. for comprehensive AC services.