Common Problems That Lead to Air Conditioning Service 04/27/2017In Bakersfield, there are a few shared problems that lead homeowners to call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing for air conditioning service. We’ve collected them together for you, so you know what to search for and what could be causing the problems. Lack of maintenance—If you’ve neglected to schedule routine air conditioner service, you could have to be paying for it in unnecessary repairs. Your air conditioner can’t work properly if its filters and coils become clogged up with dirt and debris. Actually, this problem often comes before compressors and fans breaking down prematurely. It’s important to always schedule your regular air conditioner service with Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing and check your air filters to avoid this problem. Leaking refrigerant—Leaking refrigerant can cause several complications, including a frozen coil. Alas, you can’t fix a refrigerant leak by adding more refrigerant. This problem needs to be handled by an expert who can fix the leak and check to make sure it’s accurately mended. He or she can also charge your system with the precise amount of refrigerant your air conditioner’s manufacturer stipulates, which will ensure that your air conditioner is operating at its best. Problems with outdoor unit—Sometimes the external fan fails to operate as it should, which obstructs heat transfer and can instigate your air conditioner to overheat and even harm the compressor. If the whole outdoor unit stops working, you could have an issue with wiring or your thermostat. Thermostat issues—It’s common for homeowners to call for air conditioner repairs that stem from issues with their thermostat. Whether it’s a programming problem or an issue with the sensor or wiring, your technician can help. If you’re in need of air conditioning service in Bakersfield, or you just have some questions about your air conditioner, call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 661-437-3499. You can even arrange service or annual maintenance using our online scheduler.