Once I purchased my first home, I realized that I needed to do my part in caring for my home appliances. In addition to reading the user manuals for my kitchen appliances and state-of-the-art plumbing system, I realized that I also needed to do a little research about HVAC. Because I had no experience with HVAC systems, I called out a professional to teach me a thing or two. It was fascinating to talk with him, and I was able to take notes about all kinds of important topics, such as maintenance, troubleshooting, and even shopping for a new system. This blog is all about understanding HVAC guidelines.
High humidity and high temperature might make your indoors unbearable and uncomfortable. Thankfully, many homes have air conditioners to supply cool and high-quality indoor air. Like many appliances in your home, your AC can develop problems that could lead to inconveniences. As a responsible homeowner, you should consider learning about some of these problems to know when it is time to call the experts to fix the air conditioner. The following common problems show it is time for AC repair services.
1. Electrical Problems
If you notice a burning smell in your home, switch off the AC immediately and contact the technicians for help. You could be looking at faulty wiring, circuit overload, or an overheating motor. An electrical connection problem can also prevent the compressor, fan, or motor from running. Whatever electrical problem you encounter, work with a contractor to fix it. The technician will inspect and fix all electrical components and connections.
2. Coolant Leaks
You'll know something is wrong with your AC if the system releases air at varying temperatures. Sometimes the system might run but fail to circulate cool air. Some homeowners choose to solve the issue by replacing the coolant. However, you have not solved the problem if you don't patch up the cracks and holes on the coils or compressor. Call the technician to repair the leakage issue, improve your system's performance, enhance energy efficiency, and ensure even cooling.
3. Frozen or Faulty Evaporator Coils
Irregular or warm air circulation could mean that you have a faulty evaporator coil. The issue can be triggered by faulty fans, blocked ductwork, low coolant levels, and dirty air filters. When the coil freezes, it prevents warm air from reaching the refrigerant, restricting airflow.
If the technician inspects your system and finds the coil with ice, they should defrost the coils first before running the system. They will also clean up the system to prevent a reoccurrence of the issue. Routine inspections and repairs can help prevent such problems.
3. Non-Functional Fan
Something is certainly wrong if the AC and the motor run, but the fan fails to respond. The fan pushes out warm air from your home to maintain even cool air. Running the system with a non-functional fan can lead to overheating and premature compressor failure. Therefore, you should let a repair technician determine the cause of the problem and restore the system.
Do you wonder when to seek AC repair services? The general rule is to call a contractor if you notice anything abnormal. Contact repair professionals to extend your unit's lifespan and improve efficiency if you encounter any of these issues.