Why is My AC Leaking?, blog, tom rostron

May 28, 2015

Now is the time to ensure that your air conditioners are in good shape for the hot New Jersey summer. Hot weather is no doubt on its way, and without a working AC, getting through the day can be a seriously uncomfortable experience!

One of the biggest issues that people face when they start using their AC once again for the summer is discovering leaks. If you find yourself in this situation, read on to learn why it may be happening.

Reasons for Air Conditioner Leaks

Your AC is made up of a number of important parts, each of which is essential to the overall functionality of the unit. Essentially, a properly-working AC unit functions as its evaporator coil, coolant, compressor, and expansion valve all work in tandem with each other. The refrigerant liquid in your unit works to keep you cool by a process of evaporation and condensation: when it condenses, it releases heat; when it evaporates, it absorbs heat. The refrigerant level should remain constant through the life of an AC unit; leaks that allow it to escape from your unit require prompt attention.

Your AC is a system, and when one part fails, everything gets affected. Two of the biggest culprits behind air conditioner leaks are clogged drains and frozen evaporator coils. Over time, issues like these can easily occur in even the best AC units, as performance can be taxing when your AC is running constantly throughout the summer. Another important factor in AC functioning is quality of installation. If your installation was done improperly, you’re going to run into issues.

Regardless of what’s causing your AC to leak, you owe it to yourself to address the issue as soon as possible. More often than not, this starts with calling in a Tom Rostron professional to perform AC maintenance.

The Importance of AC Maintenance

Think of your air conditioner the way you might think of your vehicle. If you drive non-stop across the country, you’re eventually going to run into some problems. The same is true of your AC. Usage is taxing over time. Just as with a car, maintenance is the key to ensuring that your AC’s lifespan isn’t cut off prematurely.

An AC maintenance appointment with Tom Rostron Company will not only fix the issues that you’re currently experiencing, but it will also keep your AC running at peak performance throughout the entire summer. Regular maintenance appointments scheduled over intervals are the key to avoiding unexpected breakdowns. Our team is here to keep you comfortable all summer long.

Don’t let AC leaks damage your home’s cooling system. Contact us today to set up a maintenance appointment for your Monmouth or Ocean county home!