Air Conditioning Servicing Prevents These Major System Issues

Air conditioning systems are often overlooked unless they start performing oddly. Some people do not realize that annual servicing is the best way to keep their AC working properly. Even if your system appears to be working, it is possible that it is in need of repairs. If you delay servicing, you might experience more significant problems. The following are a few to be mindful of.

Leaky Air Ducts

Leaky ducts are an issue for various reasons. They impact energy efficiency, which means that if you have holes in your ducts, you are likely paying more in energy bills. Leaky ducts also allow allergens to infiltrate homes where they can impact indoor air quality. Most homeowners cannot tell when they have duct issues. However, your annual servicing will likely include inspecting your air ducts and making repairs as needed. Sometimes ducts do not have leaks, but they need to be cleaned, which also something that an HVAC contractor can do during their service visit.

Refrigerant Leaks

These are not always obvious. You may notice that your system does not cool as well if you have a refrigerant issue. You might also notice ice or a frosted appearance on components on the outdoor unit. High energy bills are another consequence of refrigerant leaks. Refrigerant leaks must be handled by trained professionals. In many jurisdictions, it is unlawful for unlicensed individuals to handle the substance. You should not continue to try to run your AC if you suspect a refrigerant issue. This is because you might end up causing mechanical damage to your air conditioning system. During annual service visits, HVAC contractors check systems for leaks. They also check the level of refrigerant in units. If the refrigerant is low, they add more. 

Inoperational System

This is sometimes the only thing that causes some people to realize that they need a professional to inspect their air conditioning systems. An inoperable system could be the result of damaged components such as bad coils, burnt control boards, or bad wires. Some AC systems have safety controls that protect them from damage if danger is detected. Dirty air filters are another potential cause of inoperational AC systems. All of these issues would likely be detected during a servicing and inspection.

Perhaps you need more reasons to understand the importance of taking care of your AC system. If so, an HVAC contractor is a good resource to use before your system gets damaged from being neglected. To learn more, contact a company like Universal Refrigeration