One of your best lines of defense against air conditioning problems is having a technician come out once every year to check your AC over. The other important thing for you to do is to always keep the filter clean. Of course, it's also important to become well-informed on different problems you may see happening with your AC one day, so you can catch if there is something going on right away. When something is happening with the AC, don't procrastinate on calling for a repair. Here are some things to be aware of:
The ducts can have problems
The ducts are durable, but they can eventually leak. You might notice a leak because you start hearing a hissing or whistling noise. You may find that some areas of your home aren't cooling like other areas. You may realize your energy bill has suddenly grown by a surprising amount. Leaks are problematic for the following reasons:
When your AC works harder it endures more wear, so repairs will be needed sooner
When your AC works harder it uses more energy
Leaky ducts can leave parts of the home uncomfortably warm with little to no relief
The ducts can have mold in them.
The mold can grow when there is moisture and warmth. Then, when you turn on the AC, the force of the air going through the ducts will blow a lot of mold spores into the house. Mold can make things worse for people with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, allergies, autoimmune deficiencies, and other health problems. Even healthy people can be affected by mold. If there is mold in the ducts, the problem must be taken care of as quickly as possible.
The motor can have a variety of issues
Just as with any motor, the air conditioner can also have many different repair issues come up. However, not all ACs have the same type of motors. The motors can differ depending on things like the type of air conditioning you have and the age of it. Some signs of something going on with the motor or its components can include:
A steady humming sound. If you hear this sound then there is likely a problem with a misaligned or damaged shaft.
There is a very bothersome grinding sound. When dealing with motors, a grinding sound is never something that is good to hear and it often means big trouble. This is also the case when dealing with an air conditioner. It might be a sign that it is about to burn out. Turn it off until someone looks at it and takes care of the problem.
The unit turns off too soon and pops back on. Your air conditioner should turn on when the inside temperature is higher than what the thermostat is set for. It should keep working until the inside temperature is lowered to what the thermostat reads. If it turns off before achieving that lower temperature, then comes back on again then your AC is short cycling; this is a sign of motor problems that must be repaired.
There are suddenly high humidity levels in your home. High humidity means that the air conditioner's compressor is more than likely going bad and you want to have it looked at immediately.
For more information about air conditioning repair, contact a local company near you.Share
7 June 2021
While sitting in my living room on a hot summer day, I could feel the heat coming through the ceiling out of my attic and making the house warm up more than it should. I crawled up into the attic one evening to find out that the roof vents weren't working any longer because they were clogged with all sorts of debris. Did you know that when this happens, your home's temperature can rise to very uncomfortable levels? Did you know that your home could actually be damaged if the attic isn't well vented? This blog will show you all about attic ventilation.