Perhaps you have invested in a good air conditioner, but you are wondering why it is not operating properly. A great air conditioning system requires a significant investment, but it is worth it especially during harsh weather such as during hot days in summer. Just like any other system out there that has a limited economic life your air condition will start malfunctioning after sometimes calling for repairs.
Once the system breaks down most homeowners, the first reaction is having it replaced. Unfortunately, replacement of the air conditioners is not the best course of action since you can have it repaired by a professional and it will still perform properly just like a new one. However, many individuals are not able to tell whether there is something wrong with their conditioners until they shut down completely and it is always too late for repairs calling for a total replacement. Here are ways on how to determine whether your air conditioner needs repairs.
Lack of cool air
If you happen to notice that the system is not supplying enough cool air even at full-blast, then there might be a huge problem with the system’s compressor. Normally, a newly installed system will supply cool air within minutes after switching on but after a while, the system starts failing and you do not get enough cool air, or the air is not as cold as it used to be. Lack of cool air could also be a result of very low freon level. In such instances, you should have your unit replaced.
Poor air flow
A failing compressor can also lead to poor air flow. If you notice that there is not enough air circulation you should call a repair expert to come and check what is the cause of low airflow. Sometimes you can also notice that some rooms are getting enough cold air while others are not. Such an issue could be caused by issues with the duct work.
As you continue using air conditioner debris such as branches and leaves can accumulate in your system’s vents interfering with the air flow. Other blocking fresh air from passing through the vents debris also pose a great health risk to you and your loved ones. It is highly recommended that you have You’re A/C system’s ducts cleaned regularly to ensure that they are functioning properly.
An air conditioner should not make any disturbing noise unless it has a problem. If you hear grinding, squealing or grating sounds it is a sign that something is wrong with your system. A squealing sign could be as a result of lack of lubrication of metal component in the unit, or the belt might have slipped out of place. On the other hand, the grinding sounds could be a result of a broken motor’s bearing
An air conditioner is meant for supplying fresh and cool air to the house thus if detect weird smells it means something is wrong with the system. If the air conditioning system’s wire insulation get burned out, you will notice pungent or foul smell. You might also notice a musty smell which is normally caused by moulds inside the system’s vents.
It is always wise to have your air conditioning system inspected regularly by an expert since he or she will detect a potential problem and address it before it becomes worse.