Prevent These Common Air Conditioner Problems with an Early Tune-Up

air conditioner tune-upNothing’s worse than having that first sweltering hot New Jersey summer day rear its head and being left without air conditioning because of problems with your unit. There are plenty of potential causes behind a malfunctioning air conditioner, but an early air conditioner tune-up will help ensure that more serious problems do not occur when you need AC the most.

At Brown’s, though we are committed to servicing your heating, cooling, and plumbing needs all year long, we understand the importance of getting that early tune-up before the busy season rolls around. You won’t want to have your air conditioner be out of commission when that first day of summer hits.

5 Common Air Conditioner Problems

There are a number of reasons that your air conditioner could be acting up, but here are five that are particularly common.

The Air Filter Is Dirty

A clogged or dirty filter could be restricting air flow to your unit and preventing it from properly cooling your house. We recommend getting a new filter at least once a month.

Refrigerant Is Low or Leaking

Refrigerant is key to removing hot or humid air. If refrigerant is low or leaking, you’ll want to schedule repairs right away.

The Thermostat Could Be Incorrectly Calibrated

Without proper calibration, your thermostat may not be sending the right instructions to your AC unit. Depending on what sort of thermostat you have, this could be a frustrating fix, but one that a trained professional could easily assist you with. Also, check the batteries in your thermostat if it is powered by batteries.  Low or dead batteries will shut down air conditioning.

Your Unit’s Condenser Coils Are Clogged

Condenser coils are responsible for removing the warm air inside of your home and releasing it outside. If they’re clogged or dirty though, the coils are essentially forced to work overtime, which can lead to wear and tear.

You Could Be Experiencing Drainage Problems

The drainage system of an AC unit is what takes care of all the moisture removed from the air, but if there is a leak of any kind, that could spell bad news. It could not only potentially damage your unit, but could also damage your home’s interior and even lead to mold growth.

Be Sure to Schedule an Early Air Conditioner Tune-up

All these problems and anything else that arises could easily be diagnosed and fixed with the help of an air conditioner tune-up, but don’t wait until the last minute to schedule one.

We recommend scheduling a tune-up in the spring to beat the busy period and ensure that routine maintenance doesn’t turn into more costly repairs later on.

At Brown’s, We Have a 100% Customer Satisfaction Pledge

Brown’s is a family owned business, and we understand the importance of treating our customers with the utmost care and respect. With more than 40 years spent servicing homes in the garden state, New Jersey, our experts are committed to making sure you not only stay cool during the hot summer, but comfortable all year round.

For questions regarding an annual air conditioning tune-up or any other heating, plumbing, or cooling needs, please call us at 732-741-0694.