In the sweltering heat of summer, nothing cools you off better than a well-functioning air conditioning system. The following tips can help safeguard you from AC issues that compromise your comfort and lead to major malfunctions in your home.
Blowing Warm Air
If you have a heat pump that provides both heating and cooling, check the thermostat to verify that system is on “cool.” It’s not uncommon to hit the “warm” button without intending to switch the setting. Make sure that the fan setting is on auto mode. The “on” setting circulates the air in your home without cooling it.
If some rooms stay cool while others don’t, check the air vents. Keep the area around air vents clear of furnishings, rugs or window treatments that could block airflow. Issues with thermostats or electrical connections can cause AC systems to cycle off before reaching the desired temperature. Our AC repair experts can fix these problems.
If the air coming out of the vents is so weak you can barely feel it, leaky ducts might be to blame. Ductwork operates under pressure, and leaks often develop over time. Sealing and insulating the ducts can resolve this problem quickly and efficiently.
Clogged Air Filter
Clogged or dirty filters can also cause problems with airflow and cooling. Obstructions allow unfiltered air to circumvent the filter and accumulate on AC components. Dirt prevents cooling coils from absorbing heat, resulting in serious malfunctions. Our filter delivery service makes it easy to keep filters clean.
Air Conditioner Noises
If your air conditioner is frequently making noises, keep an ear out for the following issues: hissing, clicking, thumping, rattling, banging, screeching and buzzing sounds. You could have a refrigerant leak, damaged electrical components or an issue with your blower or motor assembly. You should call a professional HVAC company to inspect your air conditioner to make sure it’s working properly.
If your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant, you should call a licensed HVAC technician to complete the repair. Refrigerant leaks are harmful, and a trained professional knows how to handle refrigerant safely. Watch out for the following signs you have a refrigerant leak:
- The coils are frozen.
- The registers aren’t blowing cool air.
- Hissing sounds are coming from your indoor unit.
- Your home is humid.
- Your electric bills have increased.
Are you experiencing signs of a refrigerant leak? If so, contact Del-Air today.
Sky-High Energy Bills
Air conditioning systems need regularly scheduled maintenance to keep them operating efficiently. Heat pumps that receive professional tune-ups operate up to 25 percent more efficiently than those that don’t. Well-maintained systems also last longer, saving you from the cost of an unexpected replacement.
From proactive maintenance to emergency air conditioning repair, trust Del-Air for the services you need to stay cool all summer. Since 1983, we’ve kept homes and businesses throughout Florida comfortable in every season.