The hot Cincinnati summer can be a challenge for your air conditioner, keeping it running frequently to cool your home or business. Some may find that their air conditioners seem to struggle with the heat, working around the clock while generating only mild cooling indoors. In these cases, it is likely that your cooling system is in need of repair.
Remember, just because your air conditioner is running, does not mean it is running well or correctly. Don’t wait for your system to break down entirely to call for repair, as the initial issue is likely a much easier and cheaper fix!
Below are some common air conditioning problems that could cause your air conditioner’s summer struggle:
• Clogged air filters: Your air filter needs to be changed regularly, if not more frequently, in the summer to keep air flowing properly through the system. When debris pile up on the air filter, conditioned air will not move effectively into your home or business, and you’ll likely fill the system is struggling to meet your cooling demand. Before calling us for diagnostics and repair, check to verify your air filter is clean.
• Dirty coils: Yard debris, dirt, and dust can accumulate on your outdoor condenser coils during the summer months, causing the system to struggle. When the coil surface is restricted, the heat exchange process cannot occur efficiently, and your air conditioner will work harder in efforts to make up for this. Plus, the indoor coil will not be as effective at absorbing indoor heat when refrigerant levels within the coil system have not been lowered properly. A professional coil cleaning can restore the good working condition of your cooling coils.
• Refrigerant leak: When a leak allows refrigerant to escape the system, the system will not have the necessary refrigerant levels to cool your home or business effectively. Refrigerant leaks can also cause damage to other system components. Our NATE-certified air conditioning technicians will repair your refrigerant leak and recharge your system with the appropriate coolant.
For accurate diagnosis and repairs to your Cincinnati air conditioning system, call Nelson Comfort for quick, reliable service today.