Have you noticed that your air conditioner seems to run less efficiently by the end of summer? Like most appliances that see constant use, your AC can get ‘stressed’, leading to many problems later on. Knowing the exact cause of this stress is the first step to dealing with poor performance. The premier air conditioning installation company in the area, Superior Air, shares more of the essentials you need to know here.
What’s Causing Stress in Your Air Conditioner?
California is known for its hot, dry climate, but summer can take this heat to another level. We completely understand cranking up your air conditioner for this reason. but because the AC is running longer cycles to keep your home cool and comfortable, this puts some strain on the system’s components. By the end of summer, your AC may be generating slight puffs of cool air instead of the smooth, steady flow you’ve come to expect. Here are more reasons your AC can become overworked in the summer and what you can do about it:
- Leaking refrigerant. There’s a chance your air conditioner is losing refrigerant through holes in the refrigerant lines. Frozen evaporator coils, higher utility bills, bubbling and hissing sounds and poor cooling performance are just some of the warning signs to watch out for. Refrigerant leaks are a serious problem, and you’ll need to set up a prompt air conditioning repair if you want to save your air conditioner from complete failure. Superior Air can help you with this. Our trained, experienced HVAC technicians have what it takes to restore your AC to rights, ensuring it can continue to deliver excellent cooling performance.
- Clogged, dirty air filters. Dust, dirt and other particles can build up in the filters, hampering the way the AC distributes cool air throughout your house. Because of this, the system will need to work harder to fill the thermal gap. Make sure to change the filter at least once a month to prevent this.
- Overheated capacitors. The fact is that some AC components, like the capacitors, are extremely sensitive to summer heat. This restricts their ability to hold an electric charge, so your AC may not turn ON when you need it to, or when it does, it might switch OFF shortly after. Again, swift inspection and repairs of your AC (plus a seasonal tune-up) by a reliable HVAC expert like Superior Air can make a huge difference in its longevity and performance.
Schedule Your AC Tune-up Today!
From professional air conditioning maintenance to effective indoor air quality solutions, Superior Air has got you covered. Look no further for exceptional workmanship and service you’ll recommend to a friend. We proudly serve Tulare, CA, and the areas in and around Visalia and Kings County. Call us today at (559) 734-2002 or fill out this contact form to set up your HVAC evaluation.