Issues That Make Your A/C Underperform

It's definitely heating up outside, and you've likely already fired up your air conditioner for the first time this year. How is it running? If you are experiencing any issues or concerns, here are a few problems that may be causing your system to underperform:

  1. Leaks
    Refrigerant leaks are a common problem. Low refrigerant can affect the efficiency and performance of an A/C unit.  Be sure to call immediately if you notice a hiss from the lines that could indicate a leak. Our service professionals will be able to help you identify and fix any breaks, cracks or holes in your copper lines.
 
     
  2. Dirty Equipment
    Dirt build-up on A/C components can be a system's worst nightmare.  Buildup on the indoor and outdoor coil can greatly affect performance, efficiency, and longevity of the system.  It is imperative to keep your coils and blower clean and system "breathing" as it was designed to do.  
 
     
  3. Failing Parts
    Failing parts such as a compressor or motor can not only be a headache waiting to happen, but can also cause excessive utility usage while it is making its way to the graveyard.  Simple maintenance checks and tune ups can help eliminate these costly scenarios by catching the issue before it is allowed to progress, and correcting it before it drains your wallet!
 
     
  4. Incorrectly Sized/Incorrectly Installed Equipment and/or Ductwork
    Incorrectly sized and or installed units and ductwork can not only affect system performance and efficiency, but also can affect the life of the system.  It is important to have your system installed and serviced by a reputable company to insure proper sizing and installation. 
     

 

Considering a replacement?  If your air conditioner is 10 years old or more and not performing properly, replacement may be more cost effective than a temporary fix. Logan Services can help you decide whether to repair or replace.  

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