summer quickly approaching, it’s a must for every homeowner to make
sure their home’s central air conditioning system is working
efficiently. An ailing air conditioner will not only fail to provide
relief from the hot summer weather, but it can also raise your energy
costs dramatically. Below are some of the most common warning signs
that your unit isn’t working properly and that you’re overdue for
professional Air Conditioning repair.
Air That’s Not Blowing Cool Enough
If the air
that’s blowing from your vents seems warmer than it should be, you
the temperature of the air your unit produces will vary depending on
a lot of factors, most experts agree that it should be around 20
degrees cooler than the ambient temperature of your home. If it’s
much warmer, you could need a professional to refill or recharge your
air conditioner’s refrigerant to get it cooling effectively again.
of neglect during the winter, the outdoor condenser unit of your
home’s air conditioning system can experience some problems. Often,
you may notice your condenser is making strange sounds. While all air
conditioners make some noise as they operate, unnatural sounds like
squealing, grinding or clanking can signal problems that will require
professional repair. There could be debris stuck inside your unit,
your capacitor could be failing or your fan motor could need
Weak Air Flow
If the air
coming from your vents doesn’t seem to have much force behind it,
first check your filters. Filters that are dirty and clogged need to
be cleaned or replaced frequently to maintain a desirable air flow
throughout your home. If a filter change doesn’t fix the problem,
it’s time to call a professional. Most likely, there is a problem
with the blower motor or another broken component within your system.
If you want to
avoid unnecessarily high utility bills during the summer, it’s
important to make sure your air conditioner is working in top-notch
condition. Don’t ignore the problem until you experience a complete
system breakdown. If you notice any of the warning signs discussed
above, it’s time to call in a professional.
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