There really isn’t anything more inconvenient than a broken air conditioner. The moment it happens, you know things are about to get really uncomfortable. Quickly. And if it happens during summer? Forget about it. The best prevention is a routine inspection and maintenance that keeps your AC running healthy all year long. There are always warning signs that signal your AC unit might be ready for some TLC. Here’s a list of things to watch out for:
Sometimes your AC just isn’t performing up to par. Perhaps the air coming from your vent isn’t frigid. This could be a sign that your system is need of serious repair. For instance, lack of cool air could mean that your system’s compressor has failed. It could also mean that you’re your system’s Freon levels are too low. Time to have it checked out.
If you are noticing weak or little air flow through your AC vents, the unit’s compressor may be broken down. Maybe some rooms are getting air, while others aren’t. This could be a case of your ducts needing attention. Over time, debris collects in your air conditioning vents. Having your air conditioner’s duct system cleaned is a great way to restore airflow and ensure that your AC system is able to do its job.
Moisture around or near your system can be an indication of leaks. There could be two reasons for AC leaks. In the most serious cases, the leak could be refrigerant. Refrigerant leaks can cause serious health risks to you and your family and need to be repaired at once. The other reason is that the condensation drain is blocked, and a much less serious reason.
Loud noises from your air conditioner could be an indication that you need a replacement unit. A squealing noise means that the belt either needs to be tightened or replaced. It may also indicate that a metal component in your air conditioner requires more lubrication. A grinding sound may mean that your motor’s bearings are broken.
If you have any questions about your HVAC, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can always call Dauenhauer Heating & Air, any hour.