When you turn on your AC system, you expect it to work. But what if it doesn’t do what it should? Keep this information handy so you’ll know when to call for expert AC Repair.
Early Signs to Watch For
Like any other piece of equipment, you may end up with a variety of common AC problems. If you have the system installed by a trained professional, and you schedule regular upkeep, there is a high likelihood that you can avoid most of these issues. Of course, there is no substitute for paying attention to the way that your system works. These concerns are signs of trouble on the horizon:
- Short cycling, which means the system is turning on and off quickly.
- Sounds while the system is running, particularly screeching or grinding.
- Rooms that are hotter or colder than others.
- Condensation collecting on the windows.
Remember that the main function of an air conditioner is humidity control. The cooling effect is a nice addition, but it isn’t the only thing that your AC can do. As such, one of the first things that you may notice about a machine that isn’t working ideally is moisture on the inside of your windows. If the humidity outside is fairly moderate, you might be tempted to ignore it. However, in most cases, a slight problem with your AC unit is an indicator that it will get worse without a solution. Even if it’s something that seems simple, it may be more complicated, like a refrigerant recharge. You’re still better off hiring a pro to look at it.
When You Need Emergency Service
If you don’t pick up on those early warnings, you might find yourself in a more serious situation. Here are a few signs that you need to call for emergency repairs:
- Your system won’t turn on at all.
- You can feel the air running, but it’s weak or warm.
- The circuit breaker keeps tripping.
- The evaporator coil is frozen or leaking water.
- You can hear hissing in the refrigerant line, which indicates a leak.
When you schedule emergency repairs, it’s worth keeping in mind that serious issues may call for a replacement more than a repair. You should give yourself the opportunity to consider both options and make the decision that works best for you. Focus on what you need to get the most from your investment. If your equipment is fairly new and the repair won’t cost more than half the cost of a new model, it may be worth putting in the money to fix it. You might even have some warranty coverage, although that depends on the part and the problem. If your system is several years old and the part you have to replace is going to cost you a lot, like a new AC compressor, it may be a better choice to replace.
AC Repair is a lot easier when you hire the experts at Elite Air, Inc. Contact us at (609) 581-8282 to schedule service.