As the weather warms up in Quincy, IL, you look to your air conditioner to cool things down. However, without proper maintenance, your system may let you down when you need it most. Here are some of the biggest HVAC problems you can avoid by scheduling your spring HVAC maintenance.

Airflow Restrictions

Your entire HVAC system works by circulating air around your home and through your system. When there is a restriction, your air conditioner cannot effectively cool your home, driving up your operating costs.

During an air conditioner tune-up, a technician looks to ensure there are no restrictions within the system. The most obvious is a clogged air filter, but debris can collect on your evaporator and condensing coils as well. The tech will carefully clean these coils during their work on your system.

Low Refrigerant

Low refrigerant will wreak havoc on your system, preventing it from cooling effectively and putting tremendous strain on many parts. A tech will check the refrigerant level to ensure it is at the specific level.

Failing to ensure your system is properly pressurized will cause significant damage to your compressor. Burned-out compressors result in substantial air conditioning repair.

Inaccurate Thermostat

An inaccurate thermostat causes your system not to run at the appropriate time. This may create a hot home or drive up your operating expenses. The most common problem with thermostats is the setting to trigger cycling.

A technician will check the actual temperature reading on the thermostat. They will also calibrate the internal mechanisms to turn the system on and off. If they find a problem with the thermostat, you will have the time to replace it before depending on the system.

Failing Components

When one component fails in the system, it puts additional strain on the entire system. During a tune-up, a technician tests the different components to ensure they are operating optimally. You can often catch a component that is ready to fail through proper testing.

One of the most common components that fails is the capacitor in the condensing unit. A failed capacitor will make your system inoperable.

Avoid repairs and voiding your manufacturer’s warranty by having your air conditioner professionally maintained. Call Air Specialists Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, to schedule your spring HVAC maintenance today.

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