No one wants to be roasted during the hot summer days. Take note of these signs to check if your air conditioning system is overworked. Today’s the time to make sure that your AC won’t leave you behind the summer heat.
1. Your AC produces strange noises.
Strange sounds are indications that there is something not right in your unit. If you hear grinding sound, most probably the cause is a broken bearing of your motor. If there is squealing noise, it comes from some metal components in the unit which needs lubrication. Bring in professional technician to inspect your unit before it’s too late.
2. There are noticeable system leaks.
Leakages around your system are not good signs. They are probably caused by leaking refrigerants which is risky to your health. This is a serious issue which requires the help of a skilled technician. If not the refrigerants, another cause of moisture in your system is blocked drain tubes. This is just a minor issue but still needs immediate action as it might cause mold growth.
3. You can smell foul odors from your unit.
Strange smells are another indication that your air conditioning system is working too hard. Coarse smell is caused by burnt insulation wire of your AC. Musty odors are brought by mold growth inside your system. Regular maintenance will help you avoid these circumstances.
4. Your AC releases insufficient cool air.
If you notice that your air conditioning system is at its full blast but you are not satisfied with the cool air it produces, this means that your AC is overworked and needs serious repair. It can be caused by a faulty compressor, or in a more serious case, low Freon level. If it’s the Freon that’s causing the problem, you already need AC replacement.
5. There are airflow issues.
Poor airflow can lead to insufficient cooling of your home. You will notice that it takes too long for some of your rooms to cool or insufficient air comes out of your vents. This happens when your compressor fails or there is a problem in your ductworks.
6. Your thermostat is failing.
If the issue is not on your unit, it might be on your faulty thermostat. This causes cold zones or imbalance cooling in your home. Ask a technician’s help to solve the issue.
It’s good to know the condition of your air conditioning system before the wave of summer heat sets in. Sometimes, simple repairs are just what you need. However, if you’re having continuous repair, maybe the problem is something more serious. Do not hesitate to call your HVAC contractor.