Summer is here and the outside temperatures are set to soar into the nineties. As the heat rises you will want to make sure the temperature in your home stays cool and comfortable. There is never a better time than the present to make sure your air conditioning unit is in tip top shape to tackle the job, but how do you know if you unit is up to the task? The knowledgeable experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning recommend their air conditioner repair services if you notice any of following warning signs
Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air
If your unit is blowing warm air, the first thing you should do is check your thermostat to ensure that it is set to cool. Set your thermostat lower than the current temperature in your home. If your vents continue to blow warm air your compressor will need to be repaired. Never attempt these repairs on your own. Your air conditioning unit is a complex piece of machinery that requires expert calibration to keep it operating properly.
Weak Air Flow from Vents
One of the most common signs that your air conditioning unit isn’t working properly is poor air flow. Poor air flow is most often caused by a blockage, clogged air filter or a damaged motor. If you are experiencing insufficient airflow in your home, the experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can recommend a zoning system to ensure that you home is receiving the correct airflow and cooling power where it is most needed.
AC Short Cycling
When you air conditioning is working correctly it will go through a series of routine cooling cycles regardless of the weather. While it can be said that your unit will turn on more frequently during the peak of the summer weather, it should never turn on and off in a constant cycle. If you are experiencing frequent cycle changes your air conditioner will require a tune up to get it back up and running to peak performance.
The summer months often bring high levels of humidity and while you can expect moist sticky air outside you definitely don’t want to experience high levels of humidity inside your home. If your air conditioner is doing its job it will automatically keep levels comfortable but if your cooling system can’t keep up you will need to schedule an air conditioning repair to recalibrate your unit. You may even want to consider upgrading to a whole-home dehumidifier system.
Water Leaking from Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner unit uses refrigerant to keep you home cool and comfortable and as a normal part of the operating procedure it will often produce condensation. That being said, it is defiantly not normal for either of these liquids to leak into your home. If you are experiencing a leak or liquid accumulating around your unit this may be the first sign that your cooling system is not operating correctly. Leaks can be a serious issue and cause damage to your home. Contact the experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning for immediate assistance.
Home Air Conditioner Smells Bad
If you smell something unpleasant and you think it’s coming from your HVAC unit, you will want to tackle the odors immediately before they have a chance to take over your entire home. In most cases the problem can be easily remedied with a quick diagnostic test that will determine if your air-conditioning unit needs a simple tune up, your ducts need to be cleaned, or if your cooling systems needs a complete overhaul.
AC Unit Making Loud Noise
While it can be said that most air conditioner units make noises when they start up and shut down if you are hearing things that go bump in the night or any sudden or loud noises it could mean that you are having issues with your cooling system. Buzzing noises or a persistent rattle could mean that you have a loose component while grinding or a low level whistling noise can indicate that something much more serious is going on.