It may not be the season for cooling your home just yet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be looking ahead to make sure your system is ready for summer. Let’s say you already had your maintenance tune-up for the year done and your technician alerted to a potential issue that will need to be fixed up soon. We want to emphasize that it is highly important that you get this done! It may not seem like a problem but it puts you at risk of a breakdown when the heat really turns up in a few months.
If you haven’t yet gotten your annual maintenance check done, then we suggest you set it up soon to catch any possible repairs you might have. Even if your system was working perfectly when you shut it off for the winter, it doesn’t mean that it might not have a problem that needs to be fixed.
Your AC Might Need One of These Repairs
There are several different potential repairs you might need for your air conditioning in Coeur d’Alene. We’ve listed a few possibilities here so you can have an idea of what kinds of problems may be waiting to pop up when you turn on your AC system during a heatwave.
- A refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is one of the key components of your cooling system. If your heat pump or central AC system springs a refrigerant leak, it might not be apparent until your system can’t seem to produce cool air like it is supposed to or begins to short cycles.
- A dirty evaporator coil. Your system’s evaporator coil converts liquid refrigerant to gas so it can absorb heat and create cool air. If the evaporator coil becomes too dirty it will hinder the cooling process, harming your system and reducing your comfort.
- A clogged filter. Your AC filter should be changed every month or every three months, otherwise, it will become overly clogged with dust. This will make things hard for your AC due to a reduction in airflow which can slow the cooling process
- Broken fan blades. A loose fan blade may have broken without anyone knowing. This is clearly problematic as it will run the risk of causing additional damage once your system turns on along with hindering the cooling process.
- A clogged condensate line. Your air conditioning unit also pulls moisture from the air. This moisture is usually collected and siphoned out of the home via a condensate line. If that lone becomes clogged by collected dirt and gunk, it can cause serious problems for your AC unit.
Herein lies the rub: unless you schedule a maintenance appointment with a professional, the way you’ll end up finding out about these potential repair needs is usually by encountering poor cooling comfort. Don’t wait until your AC is struggling to do its job and you’re sweating the day away. Contact a professional technician like the ones on our team to get your maintenance and repairs taken care of.
ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Contact us today.