Your air conditioning unit is a very important appliance at home to give you cool and comfortable in the hit of blazing temperatures, so having a malfunctioning or completely not working AC is really a disaster most especially if we suddenly experience it without warning. While most HVAC problems need the knowledge and expertise of a professional, there are warning signs that your AC would show an indication that there is something wrong with it. 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 system is not emitting cold air then that might be associated with low levels of refrigerant, so it needs recharging. Leaking of refrigerant causes the level to decline so fixing leaks needs to be done. It will not make sense recharging refrigerant to your air conditioning unit without fixing the leak, so you have to contact a professional HVAC repair specialist to inspect your AC. The condensation process of your AC condenser takes hot gaseous vapors and cools turning it into liquid. The heat is then moved through the coils which are released into the air, so if the condenser is not running, your air conditioning unit will not provide the right cool as it used to be. Before you rip your air conditioning unit apart, it is important to check the thermostat first to ensure it is turned on, and set the temperature setting lower than the temperature in the room. If the thermostat adjustment does not do the trick, you need to inspect if there’s any debris that is blocking your condenser. Since your air conditioning unit’s condenser is located outside, sticks, leaves, rocks, and other types of debris may get inside the cabinet causing damage of components, so it is important to clean the condenser to help resolve the problem. While it is true that you can DIY cleaning your condenser unit, it is best to leave it to a real HVAC technician most especially if you don’t have a basic knowledge of HVAC inner workings.
Air flow is restricted if your air conditioning unit’s air filter is dirty causing repeated cutting on and off of your AC. After removing the air filter, clean it with a soapy water or by vacuuming, then it the air filter dry thoroughly before you put back in. Some air conditioning inits capture moisture, causing the water tank to fill up, and this causes shutting on and off that can be resolved by simply emptying the water tank. It is important to call an air conditioning repair specialist right away if you smell strange odors and hear strange sounds because these are telltale signs of major AC problems.