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3 Common Air Conditioning Problems That Arise in the Summer

As the weather gets hotter and hotter, your air conditioning system will be used more and more,  so it’s common for Air conditioning problems to arise in summer.

Here’s what to look for.

1. Refrigerant Leak

  • If your refrigerant is low it’s likely to be a refrigerant leak

The refrigerant is a liquid that sucks up the hot air inside your home and then expels it outside.

If your refrigerant is low, it could simply mean that not enough refrigerant was added during the installation process, in which case adding more refrigerant will do the trick.

However, the main reason it’s low is likely to be because of a leak, so you’ll need a professional at Metro Heating & Cooling to help you by repairing it.

We’ve written about how often your AC needs more refrigerant, so you’ll want to check before getting it topped up.

2. High AC Bills

  • If your AC bills suddenly seem excessively high, it may be due to a faulty air conditioning system

Many things can cause this, including a faulty thermostat that causes your air conditioning to work more than it needs to.

You can also ask your friends and neighbors if they saw any changes in their monthly bill or if it’s just you.

3. Short Cycling Air Conditioner

  • If your AC is short cycling (turns on and off excessively) it coudl be due to a number of things

Check for:

  • A clogged air filter
  • An electrical issue
  • Low refrigerant levels (causing the air conditioner to work harder, overheat and shut down)

If you don’t repair it fast enough, your AC can stop working properly when you need it most.


If you face any of these common AC problems, it’s best to call a professional. Contact us at (651) 294-7798 today for expert help in the Minnesota area.

We cover Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Edina, Hastings, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Roseville, North Saint Paul, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Park, South Saint Paul, Stillwater, West Lakeland, West Saint Paul, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and many more locations.

Can’t find your town listed? Contact us at (651) 294-7798 to tell us where you live, so we can help you get your AC working properly again.

Schedule a HVAC repair anywhere in the Minneapolis or St. Paul area today by calling (651) 294-7798 or by requesting an estimate online.


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