Now that spring is here, air conditioning systems throughout Northwest Vermont and the Plattsburgh, NY area will start to turn on for their long stretch of work during the middle of the year. If you haven’t done so already, make sure you schedule routine maintenance for your air conditioning from a professional HVAC technician. This is necessary to see that the AC works at peak efficiency and to catch potential repair problems so they can be dealt with early.
Maintenance cannot catch every repair, however, so pay attention during these early days of air conditioning for indications of malfunctions. You want these fixed fast so the AC doesn’t wear down further and you find yourself in serious trouble when temperatures start to rise in summer. Here are some repair needs you should watch for:
- Short cycling: Does your air conditioner turn on and then turn off a short time later, and continue to do this over and over? This is called short cycling, and there are many different reasons it can occur. Regardless of what causes it, it needs to be stopped because it can cause extreme wear on the compressor leading to its failure. Plus, it will waste money.
- Ice on the evaporator coils: Dirt on the evaporator coils, a clogged air filter, or loss of refrigerant can cause ice to appear on the evaporator coils. This will lead to inefficient performance and eventually an AC that won’t provide cooling at all. Don’t scrape the ice off yourself! Call for repairs.
- Low refrigerant: Refrigerant leaks can appear in different places along an AC, and sometimes it is unavoidable, even with regular maintenance. (A condition call formicary corrosion can lead to the copper of refrigerant lines leaking.) But if you hear a hissing noise from your AC or notice a decline in cooling levels, you must call on repair experts right away to seal the leaks and recharge the refrigerant.
Whatever you require to repair your air conditioning system in Burlington, VT, you can rely on Red Rock Mechanical to take care of it. We have 24-hour emergency service to see that you have your AC restored.