Few things are as irritating as a hot summer day and an AC unit on the fritz. Unless you are professionally certified to tackle HVAC systems or, specifically, air conditioning units, you might have trouble pinpointing what might be wrong with your air conditioning system. At times like this, a diagnostic service call is in order. Your HVAC technician should have little trouble diagnosing the problem and delivering the required fix. AC units suffer from a range of typical problems. Fortunately, many problems can be fixed quickly–and even inexpensively. To avoid a costly repair, it’s always a good idea to have your AC unit serviced periodically to catch small issues before they become large problems.
Call in the Experts
If you notice that your AC unit isn’t operating as it should, you can call Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling for service. Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling offers 24-hour service. It’s ideal to call for diagnostic services and repair at the first sign of trouble to ensure that your small issue doesn’t become a more costly problem. If you begin to notice any of the following issues, be sure to place a service call:
• Your electric bill is unusually costly (compare to previous summer season)
• Cooling is poor or there is no cooling at all
• No air flow emerges from vents
• You smell an unusual or unpleasant odor
• Your AC unit doesn’t shut off and runs continuously
• AC unit won’t turn on
• You hear unusual noises from your unit
• You notice some other type of malfunction
What Can You Expect from a Diagnostic Service Call?
When your AC technician visits your home or business, you can expect them to perform these diagnostic services: diagnose mechanical problems, diagnose electrical problems, check for refrigerant leakage (or imbalance), and check compressor / condensing coils, diagnose motor issues, and diagnose dehumidification issues. In some cases, your system might have multiple problems that your technician will diagnose.
Common AC Unit Problems
While you can expect custom care of your AC system, there are many typical problems that tend to affect many units. Commonly occurring problems include: compressor burnout, motor overload, weak air flow, dirty filter, icing on coils, low refrigerant levels, loose belts, or even a malfunctioning thermostat.
Even if you aren’t experiencing any trouble with your AC system, it’s a good idea to have it serviced before the hot season sets in. You can ward off any potential problems and ensure that your unit is functioning optimally before summer arrives.