Technician standing beside air conditioner

Regular maintenance is key to ensure the longevity of your air conditioning system. Pay attention to any unusual noises, smells, or changes in airflow as these can be indicators of underlying problems. Learn about common issues with old air conditioners and what to look out for in new air conditioners that could cause problems. 

Here are some common issues that you should look out for:  

1. Refrigerant Leaks – This issue occurs when the refrigerant in your air conditioning system is low due to leaking. This can result in poor cooling performance, higher energy bills, and even damage to your compressor. 

2. Clogged Air Filters – Dirty or clogged air filters reduce the efficiency of the air conditioner and cause it to work harder than necessary. Change your filter regularly for efficient operation and cost savings. 

3. Short-Cycling – Short cycling is an issue where the air conditioning system turns on and off too often, resulting in uneven cooling, increased wear and tear, higher energy bills, and other issues. 

4. Frozen Coils – Dirty coils or blocked airflow can cause your outdoor coils to freeze up, reducing the efficiency of your system. Clean your coils regularly and check for any blockages in the airflow. 

5. Thermostat Issues – If you find that your air conditioner is not cooling as desired, it might be an issue with the thermostat. Check to see if the setting is correct or if there are any other problems with the thermostat. 

It’s important to address any issues that arise with your air conditioning system as soon as possible before they become more serious and potentially expensive problems. Contact a professional HVAC technician for help if you have any concerns about the performance of your system. Regular maintenance is essential for reliable and efficient operation, so make sure to schedule annual tune-ups for your air conditioning system. Taking care of small problems now will save you from bigger issues down the line.  

By staying on top of these common air conditioning issues, you can ensure that your system is running efficiently and reliably all summer long. When you do experience issues with your home air conditioning system, contact Luka Services for professional maintenance and repairs.