Temperatures are beginning to rise, which means one thing: spring is almost here. As the weather gets warmer, you may want to consider scheduling a professional HVAC maintenance service to keep your system in check. Expert HVAC contractors will inspect your heating and cooling unit for any signs of damage and perform repairs as necessary.
GO Green Air recommends watching out for these common types of HVAC system issues you may experience during springtime.
1. Leaking Refrigerant
Certain types of corrosion, particularly the chemically based formicary type, usually occur during winter. This higher risk of corrosion may lead to refrigerant leaks in the spring. Even the smallest leaks can have a major impact on your HVAC system’s cooling capacity. For instance, large refrigerant leaks may freeze your coils, make unwanted noises and put your air conditioner at risk of damage. To fix this, an HVAC technician should patch any leaks before refilling your refrigerant.
2. Dirty Coils
Springtime maintenance does not always mean repairs – sometimes, all you need is cleaning. Over the period it wasn’t used, your air conditioner has gathered plenty of dirt and debris. The coils inside it, for instance, may have become clogged and obstructed. If that’s the case, your AC will be unable to cool your home as efficiently as it should. Since evaporator coils are delicate, it’s best to have an HVAC professional clean and check your coils for any damage.
3. Tripped Circuit Breaker
Before spring arrives, you may want to head to the breaker box to check the condition of your circuit breaker. Keep in mind that circuit breakers are safety switches, and when they trip frequently, this may be a tell-tale sign of an issue within the system. If it repeatedly starts and shuts off, be sure to contact an HVAC expert to have it checked. A professional will determine the cause and carry out HVAC repair as needed.
4. Bad Contactor Switch
The contactor switch controls the operation of the outdoor condenser as well as the indoor air handler. When the thermostat is set to “cool,” and the temperature setting is at least 5 degrees lower than the indoor air, the system should turn on. However, if it does not start, your contactor switch may have been damaged. The inspection and repair of this important component of your cooling unit is best left in the hands of professionals.
To prevent any of these issues with your HVAC system, get in touch with Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. for spring maintenance. Our qualified HVAC technicians are determined to provide the assistance you need. We also offer quality smart HVAC system installation services and more.
Call (925) 284-7336 today or fill out our contact form to schedule a service appointment. We serve California homeowners, including those living in and around Concord, CA.