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Common Air Conditioning Problems in the Spring

The air conditioning season begins early in California, so by the middle of spring the AC system in your home is probably already getting a good work out. Pay close attention to any possible malfunctions that might be occurring, since you want to have them repaired before summer arrives and the heat really starts to put pressure on your air conditioner to keep your house cool.

Here are a few of the more common troubles that can crop up for an air conditioning system during spring. Don’t delay when it comes to scheduling repairs; AC faults tend to worsen over time and affect other systems in a chain reaction. With help from the technicians at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air, your air conditioning system will make it through spring and all the way through the summer.

Some AC Problems We Often Repair In Spring

  • Leaking refrigerant: The life-blood of an air conditioner is the refrigerant that runs through it. The level of refrigerant in an AC (its “charge”) remains constant as long as the system does not develop leaks. Leaking is sometimes hard detect—especially if it occurs from small patches of corrosion—but any sized leak will impair the air conditioner’s operation and can eventually lead to serious damage to the compressor, a crippling problem that can require the air conditioning be replaced. Technicians will seal the leak and recharge the refrigerant.
  • Continually tripped circuit breakers: This is often a sign that the air conditioner has developed wiring or other electrical troubles over its winter vacation. It could come from a loose wire or trouble with one of the capacitors, which are easy fixes for trained technicians. If left without repairs, these electrical problems will quickly grow worse.
  • Clogged condensate drain: This drain removes the moisture that drips down from the indoor evaporator coil and prevents it from overflowing the condensate pan. If algae grows inside the drain—a strong possibility during spring—it will block the drain and cause water to spill from the AC and cause water damage to your house. Repair technician can remove the pan and clear (or sometimes replace) the drain.

You can reach Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air 24 hours a day for the repairs you need to fix any of these problems. Even if your air conditioner isn’t currently experiencing malfunctions (that you know of), call us to arrange for your yearly maintenance session that will make certain your air conditioning system in Riverside, CA is prepared for the hot months ahead and will give you excellent cooling without draining money.

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