Common AC Problems and Repairs
The largest sign that something isn’t right with your air conditioning system is that it isn’t cooling things down as well as you would hope. This can be a symptom of any range of issues, from vent obstructions to filter blockages. During regular unit maintenance, your HVAC service person will replace the air filters and check to make sure there are no major blockages in your vent system. It is important to check your external air vents, as foliage can block the airflow to your central air system, leading to less-than-cool interior temperatures in your home.
It is also important to ensure that your standing or window air conditioning unit is set up correctly. In most cases, window units are ineffective for full house cooling, and should not be placed in second story windows, as they can fall onto passersby if not correctly installed. For standing units, make sure they are positioned far enough away from any furniture source or wall so that they can get adequate airflow. Make sure that your house is properly prepared for air conditioning by closing and doors and windows and making sure your home is insulated to prevent cold air from escaping. Not only will this help keep your home cooler, it can also help to lower your electric costs during the summer months.
It is important to pay attention to a leaky air conditioning unit. Not only does a leaking unit pose a problem for potential water damages to your flooring, it can also be a sign of a clogged filter or frozen coils. Most air conditioning units work using liquid freon stored in coils. The air is then passed over this coils, allowing it to cool down as it enters your home. However, in some cases these coils become encased in ice, leading to cooling issues and even leaks. If your air conditioning unit starts leaking excessively, or it seems to be leaking freon, you should call in the professionals. With 24/7 emergency repair services, Chad Love Services can help ensure you don’t go without an air conditioner no matter the time of day.
Other signs that your air conditioning system may need repairs are loud noises, clanging and banging, and overall issues working. Things like thermostat problems and general effectiveness can oftentimes be fixed during routine maintenance. However, for more serious problems, it is always best to call in the professionals. Things like clogged wall vents for central air units, as well as air flow and coolant issues in standing units, can all be fixed by your local HVAC repair team, so you can stress less about your air conditioning system this summer.