Summer is coming, and that means hot weather. Stay cool both physically and mentally by checking if your air conditioning is showing any signs of damage.
1. No Cool Air
A lot of homes have ceiling fans that help circulate air, so you may not realize that your air conditioning is not blowing cool air. Turn off your ceiling fan and place your hand over a vent. Is cool air blowing? If not, that could mean that your HVAC’s compressor has failed or that the Freon levels are too low.
2. Some Rooms Are Cold and Others Are Not
If you are perfectly content with the temperature in your room, but someone in another part of the house is sweltering or freezing, you could have easily fixable thermostat problems or serious air duct problems. Over time, debris gets stuck in air vents, obstructing airflow. Getting the ducts cleaned and vents replaced regularly are a great way to maintain even air flow and temperature.
If you constantly smell burning while your air conditioning is running, your conditioner’s wire insulation has burned out. Musty smells indicate mold growing somewhere in the unit or ducts, which you should contact us to fix right away. Foul odors could also mean a rodent has died in your ducts, and probably means you have an air leak since the animal was able to enter.
4. Strange Noises
Grinding, screeching, or grating sounds should never come from your air conditioning unit. These noises definitely imply that gears or mechanics in your unit have certainly come loose or worn down. A squealing noise indicates that the fan belt has moved out-of-place. Any clacking noises signifies that a motor is broken or needs more lubrication.