Common Signs of Air Conditioner Failure
We rely on our air conditioning systems to provide us with cool, crisp air through the warmer months of the year. Without a functioning AC system we are likely to find ourselves sweating through the day, and, depending on your current health, perhaps even having difficulty breathing. So while we depend on AC to stay comfortable, it also aids in our overall well being. To stay cool and healthy this summer be sure to contact your local HVAC expert if you encounter any of these signs of AC failure.
If you're not getting a response from your AC condenser there are a few things you should check, such as that it's plugged in or that the thermostat has power to it. You may also be suffering from a non related AC issue, such as a blown fuse.
No or Weak AIr Flow
A clear indicator that there is trouble with the AC system is if you're getting a weak airflow or even no airflow through your home. While this may be due to a clogged filter or dirty ducts, it could also be caused by a failed compressor.
Buzzing, squealing, rattling, banging, hissing or humming noises are all commonly reported when AC trouble is present. They can be caused by parts failing, belts slipping and other issues that need to be addressed to get that cool breeze back.
If your home takes a long time to cool, warm air comes out of your vents, you hear bubbling or hissing noises during AC operation or you notice frozen evaporator coils, you may have a refrigerant leak. This is a dangerous issue, as refrigerant is poisonous, so contact an HVAC expert immediately.
Rising Electric Bill
If your electric bill seems to be creeping up and up and up, it may be due to an overworked air conditioning unit. It is important that you schedule annual maintenance for your AC system to ensure that it is working at maximum efficiency.
By paying attention to possible issues with your AC system you can take care of them before they grow into major problems that leave you without cool air. If you believe it is time for commercial or residential air conditioner repair in Bismarck, ND, or the surrounding area, contact River City Heating & Air. Our HVAC experts will be on the way quick to repair your unit. Anytime you need commercial or residential HVAC service in Bismarck or the surrounding areas, just give us a call at (701) 561-0804 and we'll be there to help.
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