Now that the temperature is getting hotter, this is a signal that summer is almost here. It’s time to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you nice and cool. But how can you ensure it’s performing well? Chances are if you notice any of the following signs, it’s time for an AC repair or replacement.
If the air blowing from your vents is hot, then look at the thermostat. Put it on the cooling mode and set it at a temperature that is lower than the current one. If you still feel warm air, the airflow is limited. You may have to repair the compressor.
Do not try to fix this problem on your own. Leave all HVAC repairs to a highly trained professional. Remember, your home is one of your biggest assets. The HVAC system needs expert calibration. Fixing it is too complex, which is something that should be left to the professionals.
Bad airflow usually means that your air conditioning unit isn’t working well or that something is stopping the air from moving through the ductwork. This could be attributed to a motor that needs repair or an air filter that is clogged up. Unfortunately, it could also be something else that is extremely problematic.
If the airflow is bad, we might suggest that you get an energy recovery ventilator. This helps your air conditioning unit work better by changing out the stale air for fresh air during each cycle. We may also suggest that your air conditioning system needs zoning systems, which helps get rid of bad airflow and boost cooling power.
Your air conditioner should have frequent cooling cycles. The time of the year or type of weather should not affect this. Yes, an air conditioning unit turns on more when temperatures are higher, but this doesn’t mean that it should turn off and on constantly. If your air conditioner has numerous cycles of this nature, contact an AC specialist ASAP. Your system may just need a tune-up. But then again, too much cycling may mean that an AC repair isn’t the answer. A new air conditioner may be the only solution.
There’s always high humidity on the outside during spring and summer, but this should not be the case on the inside of your home. An efficient air conditioner is designed to automatically cool down your home and remove humidity.
If your air conditioner cannot remove humidity, it needs repairing. An HVAC specialist can figure out the problem and determine if your air conditioning system needs calibration or a whole-house dehumidifier.
Your air conditioner goes through the cooling cycle by using refrigerant. This is how your home reaches a nice and comfortable temperature. When it removes humidity, condensation occurs. However, there should never be a buildup or leakage of water or refrigerant in order for your air conditioner to work properly.
If the refrigerant leaks or water builds up around or within your air conditioning system, this is a serious problem. Your air conditioner isn’t performing efficiently. Speak with an AC professional. A leak could cause structural damage to your home, which is very costly to repair.
If your air conditioner is producing bad smells, this needs to be rectified before things get worse. An air conditioning professional can inspect your system and determine if an AC repair or cleaning is needed or a more technological solution. For instance, consider using ultraviolet lamps to get rid of microbial growth. This type of growth causes horrible smells. You could also clean your home’s ductwork. This is another place where smells can accumulate.
The average air conditioner makes certain noises due to how cycling works. But if you start to hear loud, weird noises all of a sudden, this could be a sign that something is wrong. For instance, there could be a loose part rattling around. Call us, and our professionals can diagnose the problem and get your air conditioner running efficiently.