When your air conditioner is working properly, it can make the hottest days feel tolerable. Other times, you'll notice that the unit isn't keeping your home as cool as it used to. The system will just seem to be running louder than usual, or it will seem to be blowing warm air. If you notice these or other signs that your air conditioning system needs repairs, it's best to call a professional as soon as possible.
The biggest indication that your air conditioner needs repairs is if your system is short cycling. This occurs when your system is cycling through the same cycle repeatedly instead of cycling through the cycle required to cool your space. This will result in your system making noise, being unable to cool your space as efficiently, and possibly overheating the system. If your system is short cycling, call a professional to have it repaired.
Slow To Start
Over the years, your air conditioner has probably accumulated a lot of dirt, dust, and grime. This can cause your system to start up much slower than usual. When this happens, your system will probably feel much louder than usual, and it will take longer for your system to cool your space. Specifically, you will hear multiple clicking noises, and it will take several minutes before your air conditioner begins to cool your space. When your system is starting up slower than usual, it's probably time to call a professional.
Won't Cool The Air
When the AC is incapable of cooling the air, it may denote a refrigerant leak or a problem with the air supply getting into the system. The first thing you should do when your AC doesn't seem to be cooling your space as efficiently is check your filters because they are the first thing to get dirty and block the flow of air. If your system is exhibiting this or other signs of needing repairs, like making noises, it's best to call a professional.
When you notice any of the signs listed above, it's best to call a professional as soon as possible. A professional will be able to diagnose your system and determine what repairs are required to keep your system operating at peak performance. Hiring a professional will also save you time and money since you won't need to fix the problem yourself. If you delay calling a professional, your system could be further damaged, which will require even more costly repairs down the road.
Contact an air conditioning service provider to learn more.