At the beginning of the summer season, something you’ll see us talk about a lot is the importance of regular air conditioning maintenance. Routine maintenance sessions—once a year, or twice a year if you have a heat pump—are essential in fending off the worst of repairs, ensuring the longevity of your cooling system, and making sure that it works efficiently throughout the years.
But it’s important to keep in mind that even while maintenance is vital, there’s no way to avoid every air conditioning repair in Sugar Land, TX that may befall your system. In fact, part of maintenance is checking for repair needs. So as the official summer comes to a close and we continue to use our air conditioners daily, it’s important to keep an eye out for the following possible repair needs.
Refrigerant is an often-underestimated fluid that makes it possible for your air conditioner to do its job. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that this is something which naturally depletes from the cooling system. However, your air conditioner was supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation to ideally last its entire lifespan.
Therefore, if you are losing refrigerant, it means you have a leak. This is bad for a few reasons—first off, your cooling system won’t cool your home, which is of course a nuisance in and of itself. Secondly, your evaporator coil will freeze over and be unable to do its job as well.
Your refrigerant level is something that technicians check during maintenance. However, if you suspect you have a leak or haven’t had maintenance in at least a year, it will definitely serve you to give our pros a call in order to inspect.
Clogged Condensate Lines
The condensate lines are what allow condensation to exit your system, which prevents damage to your home. If they get blocked up with dust, grime, and other debris, then water can back up into your home. Fortunately, all a leaky air conditioner usually needs is a good professional cleaning, which means it’s a problem that can be easily avoided with routine maintenance.
Worn Fan Belt
This is probably one of the easiest of AC repair needs you’ll ever find yourself facing. When a fan belt wears down to the point that it either breaks or is about to break, our technicians can simply go in to take it off and put in a new one.
You may notice a worn or broken fan belt by the squeaking noise your cooling system will begin to make. Even though this is a minor, and common, problem, it is important that you have it managed right away so that it doesn’t start impacting other important components within the unit.
Major System Component Failure
We can’t really call this a “common” summer AC problem, because it’s not one. That is, so long as you have maintenance done! Perhaps it’s a bit repetitive to say, but we really cannot stress the importance of this service in preventing the most major and expensive repair needs you might face.
In the middle of summer—or even in the middle of a heat wave—the last thing you want to be doing is trying to get a part that is the right match for your equipment on short notice. When you have repair needs, it’s better to find out sooner rather than later.
For quality air conditioning services throughout Sugar Land and beyond, contact Fresh Air, L.P. today!