When they are functioning properly, we tend to take them for granted, our air conditioners are the unsung heroes during the summertime months. Air conditioners perform two important functions. Keeping you and your family comfortable is one of the most obvious functions. The other is less obvious, and this function is controlling the level of humidity in your home, which the possibility of harmful mold and mildew is reduced. Modern units tend to be more sophisticated and energy-efficient than older ones. Unfortunately, they can still have issues. Today, we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share the common AC problems to look for before we get into the middle of summer.
Common Problems of Air Conditioner Cooling Systems
During the spring before the summer kicks in is the best time to look for any existing problems. It is always a good idea to have your HVAC professional perform a diagnostic checkup and perform any maintenance needed, whether you notice any obvious problems or not. Below are a few common air conditioner problems that you may notice.
Cooling Limitations. You may simply have a thermostat issue if your unit is running, but not cooling. You may have a stalled condenser coil if you find that not to be the case. This part produces the cold air, and the fan will run even under stalled condenser conditions. Low refrigerant is another possibility, especially in older units that haven’t been serviced in a while. There is very little to no air coming out of the vents, though you may notice the unit running in a normal manner. Holes or rips in the ducts is a common problem in this situation. When you see an unusual amount of dust coming out of your vents is another clue.
AC Control & Electrical Issues. You may notice that your unit cycles on and off too often when you first turn on your air conditioner on after the need for the heater is over. The first step in many cases is to troubleshoot and calibrate the thermostat since the trouble often lies with your thermostat. You may have a refrigerant leak in which case you need to call a licensed HVAC professional if that doesn’t solve the problem. The problem is of often a circuit breaker if your air conditioner unit won’t come on at all. There is one near the unit outside and there is one in your circuit breaker box.
Loud or Unusual AC Sounds. When you first start up your unit, listen carefully in all areas of your home, some types of noise are common, but others are not, for example. the installation may have been done wrong and you will need the contractor to take a look at it if you have a new unit and it just doesn’t sound right, such as an uncommon vibration. Homeowners have had their units for a while and will recall what “normal” noise sounds like in most cases. It is time to call for professional help if you hear anything different. A problem with your air handler can be indicated by a squealing noise. It is probably the belt slipping if yours is belt-driven rather than direct driven.
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Instead of later when a malfunction will potentially cause you and your family much discomfort while waiting for repairs to be completed, the time to look for common air conditioner problems is before summer. When you need repairs, maintenance, replacements, and installation services in the Las Vegas Valley, call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning and let us assist you.