4 Signs your AC Unit is Failing
Category : Uncategorized
Signs Your AC is Failing
The best way to spot issues with your system is to have it properly maintained. A trained AC/HVAC technician for ac repair will spot concerns before they become costly problems and that’s worth the maintenance call. But if you’re not on a maintenance plan, or if it’s between check ups, there are some things to watch for.
That’s why it’s best to recognize a problem before it becomes a complete shutdown of your unit. Here’s what you need to keep an eye on:
Blowing Warm Air
This is the most obvious sign and one you can’t ignore for very long in the Sunshine State. If warm, or room temperature air, is coming out of your vents you have a problem. Even on the hottest days, when the unit may struggle to keep a home at the frigid temps you like, the air blowing out of the vents will still be cool. If it’s not, there could be a problem with the compressor or freon may be low. Your AC technician can tell you which one it is as well as add freon to your system. But since freon doesn’t evaporate, if you have a low level, there’s likely a leak or other problem causing it.
This sign is a little difficult to assess in Florida since our AC gets quite the workout most days. However, if you notice a change in how it used to run such as running for an extended period of time or not shutting off, there’s most likely a problem. If you’re busy, you might not notice the excessive running until you get your electric bill. Then it will be hard to ignore.
If you’ve noticed a reduction of airflow, that’s a problem and may be indicative of your compressor going bad. If you’re noticing a problem only in one room or area of the home, it may not be the compressor but a problem with your ductwork instead. This happens frequently in Florida with ductwork under homes and places where critters can easily access it and make that cool dark place their new home with a couple of quick chomps or swipes of their paws.
Making Unidentified Noises
If your AC unit is shuddering when it comes on or making strange clangs and bumps, instead of the usual soothing hum, it may be time to call a technician. Before calling, inspect the unit for any twigs or branches that could’ve become lodged inside. If you don’t see anything, call
- Phoenix HVAC Today
Credit to Tue Jan 17, 2017 by +Dave Whittington. “4 Signs your AC Unit is Failing” http://www.easyac.net/air-conditioning-maintenance-articles/4-signs-your-ac-unit-is-failing.html