Most people seldom think about their air conditioners until there is a problem. We tend to take for granted that the unit will be functioning and cooling our homes during the hot summer months. However, there are some warning signs you should pay attention to that can give you a heads up that it may be time to call your heating and air condioning Conroe service to have your air conditioning system repaired or replaced.
Of course the best way to discover potential problems with your air conditioning system early on is to have it maintained on a regular basis. A trained HVAC or AC technician will be able to spot issues before they turn into major problems. However, you can also be on the look out for the following signs that your air conditioner might be able to fail.
1. Blows Warm Air
This is a very obvious sign that there is something wrong with your AC unit. If room temperature or warm air is coming out of the vents in your house then you definitely have a problem. The air that is blowing out of your vents should always be cool. If it isn’t, then the freon might be low or there could be an issue with the compressor. Freon doesn’t evaporate, so if it is low you might have a leak or another problem.
2. Runs Constantly
If your air conditioning system isn’t shutting or running for extended periods of time, you could have a problem. Have an HVAC technician check it out.
3. Barely Blowing
If there is reduced air flow, that could be an indication that there is a problem with the compressor. If you only notice the problem in one part of your house or one room, then it could be an issue with the ductwork instead of the compressor.
4. Making Strange Noises
If your air conditioning system shudders when it turns on or is making any strange bumps or clangs rather the usual hum, then you may need to have it checked out by an experienced professional. Before you call, inspect the AC unit to make sure that no branches or twigs have gotten lodged inside of the unit.
If your air conditioning system is showing any of the above signs or not performing the way you expect it to, be sure to call an experienced and reputable air conditioning company for maintenance, repair or replacement of your AC unit.