Warning Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair
Don’t ignore your Air Conditioner. There are a variety of clues that can help you address AC problems before they become a huge expense. Check out some of the warning signs that your HVAC system will display below:
Are you just too hot during the summer or too cold during the winter? If your air conditioner isn’t blowing enough air, don’t ignore it. This is a sign that something may be wrong with your HVAC system. There are a variety of reasons whey your AC system may not be functioning well from refrigerant to clogged filter.
Refrigerant leaks drop the refrigerant level in the air conditioner, causing its output capacity to reduce. If the leak is not repaired and the refrigerant replenished, the level will eventually drop low enough that the air conditioner will break down entirely.
But, it is also possible that you have a clogged air filter, or a damaged air handler. Both of these issues would cut down on the system’s ability to circulate air. If changed the air filters does not help, call a professional like AC Ambulance to examine your system to find out the exact cause.
Short cycling is when the air conditioner turns itself on and off every couple of minutes. This problem can be due to an electrical issue or possibly by a damaged compressor. No matter what is causing the problem, this is a large problem for air conditioner.
Short cycling accelerates the rate that the air conditioner wears down during use. With all of the on and off it also severely hinders the system’s ability to properly cool the home, because it cannot complete a full cooling cycle. If the issue isn’t fixed quickly enough, it may shorten the lifespan of the system. You should call for repairs immediately if you notice that your system is doing this.
Your AC system has a sound. You should recognize the unique humming. If you start to hear any odd noises coming from the air conditioner, it’s a good idea to call a professional to check on it. Odd sounds could mean any number of things, but most of the time they indicate some kind of problem with the system. Gurgling often means air bubbles in the refrigerant line, which means there is a leak. Grinding indicates that the air handler bearings are failing, and need to be replaced. Make sure you have a professional check your air conditioner out if you hear anything unusual, even if you’re not entirely sure what it is.
If you see a warning sign, hear one, or even smell one, call Air Conditioning Ambulance today at 504-467-1400.