Common AC Problems That Can be Avoided with Annual Maintenance
Spring has been slow to start, but warm weather will soon be here. It’s important to schedule annual maintenance for your cooling system before the first heat wave—otherwise you could experience some of these common AC problems.
Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air — One of the most common air conditioning service calls we receive are for cooling systems that don’t cool. Often an AC blowing hot air indicates a problem with low refrigerant levels—but with a multi-point AC inspection—fluid checks are included.
Refrigerant Leaking — An important part of the air conditioner is the refrigerant, which is the chemical that transfers the heat. A leak can cause a number of problems and require expensive repairs. During yearly air conditioner inspections, a certified technician will check to ensure there are no leaks and repair and recharge the system if necessary. It’s important to note that if a system is clean, it’ll run cooler and with lower pressure and will be less likely to develop leaks in the first place.
Unexpected Breakdown — Part of professional annual AC maintenance includes looking over the system for any signs of problems. It’s important to catch things early and repair them before it turns into a complete breakdown or an expensive bill.
Higher than Expected Energy Bills — During a maintenance call, a technician will check the unit to ensure it’s working properly but they’ll also calibrate the system for optimal efficiency. Scheduling yearly cooling maintenance can increase efficiency and help keep monthly energy bills down.
Annual air conditioning maintenance is important because it can help prevent some of the most common AC problems that require a service call. Book an appointment early and be prepared for the first GTA heat wave!
A1 Air Conditioning & Heating has been designing and installing heating and air conditioning systems for over 50 years. With our unparalleled knowledge and experience, we can help you choose the right products to keep you comfortable all year long.