While summer means days by the pool and more time outdoors, it can be miserable if your home’s air conditioner is not running properly. In order to ensure that you and your family stay comfortable in the months to come, it is important that you have your air conditioner repaired at the first sign of trouble. Yet, how can you tell if your AC system needs repair? Here is a look at just a few of the signs that you can look out for in your home.
You Can’t Get Cool
One of the clearest indicators that something is wrong with your air conditioner is if you can’t get cool. While many people may assume that their AC system is not working right because it is getting older, it may simply be in need of repairs. Whether your air conditioner is not running when you think it should be, or it seems to be blowing hot air, you should not have to settle for an inefficient AC system. Restricted airflow or a compressor issue may be to blame, and an HVAC technician can help to diagnose your problem and provide you with options to get your system running properly again.
Your System Cycles Frequently
When your system is on, your air conditioner should go through fairly consistent cooling cycles in order to maintain the temperatures within your home. While you can expect your air conditioner to come on more frequently when it is extremely hot outside, your system should not cycle on and off constantly. If you notice that your system is quickly cycling on and off frequently, you should contact an HVAC technician as a tune-up or repair will likely solve this problem. When left unrepaired, short cycling can put an unnecessary strain on your HVAC system.
It Makes Unusual Sounds
While it is normal for air conditioners to make a certain amount of noise when they are running, and they may be loudest when they first start up and shut down, you should listen for any unusual sounds as this can be a sign of problems with your cooling system. Loud or unusual banging, clanging, rattling, or buzzing sounds can indicate that a part is loose or about to fail. You should never ignore loud noises coming from your HVAC system, as this could cause severe damage to your air conditioner. It is important that you have your air conditioner inspected and repaired as soon as possible before your system fails entirely.
Contact Cunningham Associates to learn more about the signs that you should be on the lookout for this summer indicating that your air conditioner is in need of repair.