The summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you will shut down your air conditioner yet. You can expect your cooling system to keep working for you, on and off, for another few months. This means that you cannot ignore any possible repair needs just because you think the AC might not be important. In general, you should never ignore repairs for any home comfort system, no matter the time of year. The sooner you attend to repairs, the easier and less expensive they are.
Here are a number of repairs you may encounter during the last weeks of summer after your AC has gone through a few months of steady work. Entrust your air conditioning in to professionals like those at APC Plumbing & Heating when you need repairs done right.
3 End-of-Summer repairs
- Cleaning dirty coils: You should change the air filter in the cooling system once a month throughout the summer. Otherwise you could have contamination enter the cabinet and make the evaporator coil dirty. A grimy coil will have trouble absorbing heat from the air and will start to lower the AC’s performance. It could also lead to ice developing along the coil. The outdoor coil can become dirty as well if dust and dirt manage to infiltrate the cabinet grill. Professionals will detach the coils and clean them so they work effectively once more.
- Lubricating motors: The motors that drive the compressor, the outdoor fan, and the blower will perform hard work during the summer, and this can cause them to lose lubrication. Low lubrication means increased friction, which will cause the AC to begin to drain power. Eventually the motor will burn out and need replacement. If you hear mechanical grinding and shrieking noises from the cabinets, call for repairs to look into the motors.
- Recharging refrigerant: No matter how diligently an AC works during a summer, it shouldn’t deplete its charge of refrigerant; this chemical blend does not dissipate during regular operation. But small leaks can begin to drain refrigerant over the summer and lead to damage to the system, even overheating the compressor. Always call for repairs when you notice a drop in cooling; this way the technicians have a chance to find out if loss of refrigerant is behind the problem. The technicians will seal the leaks and recharge the refrigerant to its proper level.
No matter the season, if your air conditioner starts to act oddly or fails to keep your home cool, you must call on experienced technicians to handle the repair work. Since 1984, APC Plumbing & Heating as helped homeowners with their air conditioning, and we are more than happy to answer your call when you need repairs to stay cool for the end of summer. Call us when you need air conditioning service in Denver.