It doesn’t take long for spring temperatures to start going up in Southlake, TX. With temperatures rising outside, you start relying on your home’s air conditioner earlier than people in many other parts of the country. Here are some easily avoidable AC issues that you may experience with your air conditioner this spring.

Dirty Air Filters

Air filters are an important part of your air conditioner. Not only do they have a major impact on your indoor air quality, but they also play a role in how hard your air conditioner has to work to cool your home. If your air filter needs changing, your AC will have to work harder to push cool air into your home since it’s fighting through dust, dirt and debris.

Refrigerant Leaks

Since your air conditioner is a sealed system, it shouldn’t experience refrigerant leaks, but they still occur sometimes. Refrigerant leaks not only produce high utility bills and decreased comfort in your home, but they can also damage your compressor. Fortunately, your refrigerant lines are some of the things we check during a maintenance visit, so if they find a damaged one, our service techs can deal with the problem early.

Dirty Coils

Your air conditioner has an evaporator coil inside your home and a condenser coil in the outdoor unit. Exposed to the elements, the outdoor condenser coil is prone to picking up dirt and debris. When this coil is dirty, it overtaxes your air conditioner and leads to other malfunctions in your air conditioner.

Fortunately, coil checks are also part of our routine maintenance visits. It’s important to only let a professional service tech perform coil cleaning on your system, as coils are delicate components of the system.

It’s easy to avoid many spring AC issues by making sure that your system receives regular, professional maintenance. Call us at North Tarrant Heat and Air today to find out more about our maintenance plans.

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