When your air conditioner breaks down in the middle of a hot day, you know to call us as soon as possible (or your local air conditioning technicians, wherever you are). But it’s just as important to call us when your air conditioner is not working properly, even if it hasn’t broken down and is still providing cool air.
Early Repair Is Key
Calling a technician for air conditioning repair as soon as you notice a problem is key to ensuring that the system does not break down when you need it most. Calling soon also helps to reduce your cooling bills.
Let’s say the fan motor is wearing down and is not working at full capacity. This could force the inside coil to freeze, since there is not enough warm air moving over it. That means the system has to work harder with each cycle, since it’s not getting enough air coming in. And the coil has a harder time absorbing heat. All of this could cause a system breakdown.
If there is a problem with the fan motor, you could probably tell by the long cycles and cooling times, along with a lack of airflow in the home. It’s much better to call at this point in time than when the whole unit has broken.
Spot the Signs
Make sure you call a technician at the first sign of damage, even if it’s not affecting your home in a major way right now. Some common signs of air conditioner damage include:
- Visible damage – If you see a frozen indoor coil or damage to the outside unit, call in a technician to check on the issue.
- Loud noises – Some noise from the outside unit is normal, but loud banging, clicking, or hissing deserves professional attention.
- Short cycling – Your air conditioner should run for a complete cycle, reaching the temperature on the thermostat, before the system shuts off. If it starts and stops often without really cooling to the appropriate setting, it’s time to call in an expert.
Call our team at the first sign of damage to your AC. Contact Air Mechanical, Inc. for quality AC service in Oak Grove, MN.