A home’s air conditioning system is an essential appliance that is used most especially in extremely warm temperatures, so we feel frustrated if it suddenly malfunctions or breakdown without warning. Every homeowner should be equipped with the right awareness and understanding on how to watch out warning signs of air conditioning problems and how to do basic troubleshooting, but if all else fail, the contacting a professional HVAC repair services is a must. Allow us to share with you through this article the warning signs you should check in your air conditioning unit to prevent the occurrence of major AC problems.
If your air conditioning unit is not blowing cold air, it is possible that it needs recharging of refrigerant, which is a chemical inside your AC unit to help cool the air. An air conditioning unit don’t really need refrigerant recharging in its lifetime, but if there are leaks, the level may decline, so leaks must be fixed and refrigerant must be recharged. Good HVAC repair services would thoroughly rule out the location of the leak and have it repaired because simply having the AC refrigerant recharges is only a short-term solution. The condenser of your air conditioning unit works by taking hot gaseous vapors and cooling it into liquid state. The heat moves through the coils and released into the air, so your air conditioning unit won’t cool properly if your condenser is not running properly. It is best to inspect your AC thermostat before you start ripping your air conditioner apart, to make sure it is turned on, and set the temperature lower than the room temperature. If adjustment of the thermostat does not resolve the problem, find out if there is debris that may be blocking the AC condenser. You have to clean your condenser to remove rocks, sticks, leaves, and other debris to help resolve the problem. You can open the AC condenser cabinet and remove all the debris yourself, but it is best to call an HVAC professional if you are not familiar with the inner workings of an HVAC unit.
Air flow is restricted if your air conditioning unit’s air filter is dirty causing repeated cutting on and off of your AC. You can remove the air filter, and clean using soapy water or vacuum, then allow it to dry completely. You need to also empty the water tank if it is full to prevent your air conditioner from shutting off and on. Contact an air conditioning technician as soon as possible if you hear strange sounds and smell strange odors because these are telltale signs of major AC problem.