The summer months are coming and chances are that your air conditioner will soon be running practically non-stop. Temperatures in the Plano area can reach a searing 37°C, and only an air conditioning system will be able to keep you cool amid the scorching summer heat.
The problem is that your system might overwork itself to the extent that it might break down. If your air conditioner is old or if you rarely have a professional undertake preventive repairs, the chances of failure will surely increase. When your air conditioner is experiencing any of the following problems at this early point in time, you may want to have a professional come over to take a look to avoid inconvenience in the summer.
1) It’s taking your AC longer than usual to cool a room
Your room should cool within minutes after you turn on your air conditioner. However, when it’s almost been an hour and your room still feels warm, something must be wrong. Close any open windows or doors. Clean or replace your AC’s air filter. Clear any debris or obstruction that clogged your system’s inner and outer vents. Remove dirt that has accumulated over the evaporator coil. If you have done all these and the air conditioner is still cooling the air too slowly, your evaporator coil could have been frozen from overwork. You would have to switch the AC to fan mode and wait for the evaporator coil to defrost to prevent expensive damage.
If the problem still persists, however, the problem could be more serious. The system might be low on coolant or leaking the fluid, which would be the case if the pipes of your unit have become rusty. You should call a professional to check if repairs are still possible or if you will need to install a new unit.
The air conditioner could also be too small or inadequate for your room, preventing it from cooling the place in an effective manner. Consult with an air conditioner expert to learn more about your options.
2) Your AC is releasing warm air instead of cool air
An air conditioner is supposed to release cool air. When you feel that it’s emitting warm air, check your thermostat settings. Clear your vents and clean or replace your filters. Debris and dirt can also reduce the efficiency of your AC’s compressor and evaporator coil, leading to warmer air. Thus, you have to clean these parts as well. If these steps did not address the issue, electrical problems, lack of or leaking refrigerant, worn-out ducts, or issues with the compressor or evaporator coil could be the cause. In these cases, you would have to call a professional to inspect your unit to identify the exact reasons behind the problem.
3) Your AC system isn’t ensuring proper airflow
When the air in your room smells stagnant even when your unit is turned on, it’s clear that the AC isn’t working well to ensure proper airflow. Airflow is important to keep the air inside your room fresh. Filter issues and vent obstructions are the common culprits, so you need to keep them clean and clear. However, other issues could cause poor ventilation. Problems with the wiring, electrical components, fan, evaporator coil, and ductwork could all lead to poor airflow. If you suspect that any of these things are the problems, get in touch with a professional for an inspection and assessment.
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