Answers To Common 'Why' Questions
Posted on: July 05, 2017
Now that the summer is here and your air conditioner isn’t working as it should, the reason may be its age. If your HVAC is not cooling properly, and shows signs of serious problems like groaning and slow performance, you to call air conditioning professionals. This article will help you pick some of the common problems to look out for in your air conditioning system. Check these general causes why your heating system isn’t working and how you or a qualified professional can correct the problems.
Won’t start at all: The fan and the compressor have damages from turning on and off frequently. If you suspect this anomaly, call a local expert technician to test the electrical connections to the unit.
Wrong Temperature: Ensure your thermostat's position sits properly, and it reads the approved temperature. If the air temperature still doesn’t seem to match the reading, it’s time to call a professional.
Air Conditioner turned on but not working: Your cooling system could be leaking or low on insufficient powering. You may need to call a technician to recharge the system or fix it.
Underperforming AC: If your unit sits on a window, the thermostat may be pressed or knocked out of its knob. You can fix this simple error by replacing the wire to its correct position.
Water Leaks: Check the air conditioners’ drain system and the connected tiny water tunnel to see if you can spot a clog or another noticeable issue.
Inadequate Airflow: Clogged filters limit correct air flow through your HVAC system undermining its ability to cool the air. Clean your filters before the start of every summer for maximum efficiency. If you haven’t done it yet, it’s time to clean your filters or have a professional do it for you.
Warm air leaking in your AC: Seal the window spaces around your unit to prevent hot air from leaking in or letting the cold air seep out.
Is the pilot light Indicator on? A malfunctioning light indicator shows that something’s wrong with your cooling system. For a quick fix, read your instructions manual on how to modify the pilot light, if it doesn’t blink as expected, call in an HVAC technician to check your AC.
Replace your Air Conditioner: Sometimes your air conditioning will just give in due to age and shut down naturally. If you notice sudden stillness from your old system, it’s time to say goodbye and replace it with a new HVAC system.
Regular AC Maintenance: To ensure optimal performance of your cooling system, you need to perform regular tests especially during the warm weather when you don’t have to use it. Poorly maintained, systems gather up dust and dirt on the flame sensors, causing unexpected down time on your system when you need it the most. Check if the temperature runs steadily, check for irregular leaks and if your AC system is blowing hot air.
The secret to top functioning AC systems is to have it checked and maintained by a professional technician to test and repair it at least twice a year, before the summer and winter seasons begin. David Gray Heating and Air can help you by sending a qualified technician to check your unit.