With the Texas summer fast approaching, your AC is going to be a major player. For the best performance from you air conditioner, you’ve got to make sure that your unit is in tip-top shape for the season. Next time you run your AC, look and listen for these 5 signs—if any show up, you’ll want to get them taken care of before the 90 and 100 degree temperatures arrive.
While humming and sounds of rushing air are common for A/C units, any knocking, growling, squealing or rattling noises could mean trouble with your homes Central Air Conditioning System. If you hear any unusual noises coming from your air conditioner, contact a licensed air conditioning contractor right away.
There are several ways airflow can become restricted in an AC unit. Decreased airflow could indicate a problem with the duct work, fan, blockage or an unusually large air leak elsewhere in the system.
Your air conditioner should never emit peculiar smells or odors. If it does, this could be a sign of microbial growth, damaged ductwork or malfunctioning components.
Cycling may be a popular Austin hobby, but if your AC unit tends to cycle on and off excessively, it could indicate a malfunctioning thermostat, a refrigerant level issue or excessive amounts of conditioned air is leaking from the home and/or duct system. If this is the case, check your home for leaks, add weather stripping as needed and call a licensed air condition contractor to inspect your HVAC equipment.
Tripping Circuit Breakers
If your AC unit starts to trip your circuit breakers, this could indicate a significant electrical problem. Turn the air conditioner off immediately and do not turn it back on until it’s been examined by a professional.
If your air conditioner shows any of these signs, or looks, smells, feels or sounds funny in any way, you’ll need a licensed AC repair company to asses or fix the problem. In the event that your unit does need repair, give Fox Service Company a call. With state-licensed and insured technicians, an award-winning service staff and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Fox can fix it. Our dedicated, knowledgeable comfort specialists have all the tools you need to keep your family cool all summer long. For service or more info, visit www.foxservice.com or call (512) 442-6782 today.