An air conditioning unit is an absolute necessity in Tampa, with its hot summers full of muggy days. When the unit breaks down, air conditioning repairs need to take place swiftly and professionally, in order to minimize the impact on your comfort levels. But not every problem can be detected easily, and not every issue announces itself clearly. Here are three hard-to-detect conditions that could signal a need for air conditioning repairs.
- Refrigerant leaks: When leaks develop in the refrigerant lines, it impacts the overall effectiveness of the unit. Ice forms on the evaporator coils, interfering with the cooling process and forcing your air conditioner to work harder to adequately cool your house. The leaks themselves can be hard to spot, though professional service techs know how to do so accurately.
- Dirty components: Dirt and dust can build up if you don’t maintain a reasonable maintenance schedule. This can create problems with the unit’s various components, particularly the evaporator coils which can form ice on the surface and disrupt the cooling process along the way.
- Condensate problems: The condensate drain is connected to a condensate pan, which catches condensation from other parts of the system and removes it. In some cases, a pump is used to facilitate that process. If the pump is malfunctioning, if the drain line is clogged or if the pan is improperly installed, the condensation won’t drain properly. The water will stagnate and eventually overflow, creating other issues in the system. The leak maybe be small and go unnoticed without a careful examination.
You may be able to spot these problems in general ways: if your monthly energy bills go up, for example, or you notice that the air blowing into your home isn’t as cool as it once was. By and large, however, they require a professional service techs to detect and repair. Ierna’s Heating & Cooling can address hard-to-detect air conditioning issues in Tampa and throughout the greater Tampa Bay area. Our maintenance program can detect a number of difficult problems, allowing you to get a jump on fixing them before they get out of hand. Contact us today to set up an appointment.