When you are using your air conditioning on a daily basis in order to stay cool, there will be times when your system needs a break. While getting your air conditioner serviced before you need to rely on it all the time to stay cool is a great preventative measure, this is only going to reduce the chances of needing your air conditioning to be repaired. If your air conditioning is running, yet you don't feel the air cooling down, you may need to have a technician come and check to see what is going on. Problems with a clogged filter can cause your system to strain, while a clogged drain can cause water to flood from below your unit.
The System Is Overheating
There are a number of reasons your air conditioning is starting to overheat. If the refrigerant levels are low, or a blower fan breaks, you may hear your system turn off before it finishes cooling off your home. In addition, when the filter is clogged, your air conditioner is not getting an adequate supply of air to keep running efficiently. In times of extreme heat, your air conditioning may be overwhelmed with the task of keeping your home cool.
When Evaporator Coils Have Ice On Them
The evaporator coils have refrigerant going through them at roughly 40 degrees. If the refrigerant temperature gets too low or this isn't adequate air flow, the coils can begin to develop condensation. This will quickly turn into ice and will build up fast. Once your evaporator coils start producing ice, you will need to turn off your system and let the ice melt. Sometimes this will fix the problem, at least temporarily. If the ice starts to build up again, you will need to have your air conditioning repaired by a technician.
A System That Short Cycles
Short cycling is when your air conditioning turns on and off without completing the job of cooling down your home. Clogged filters are a common culprit, as well as a thermostat that needs to be adjusted. Problems with your blower motor could cause short cycles to occur, as well as excessive heat inside your air conditioning unit. If your system is short cycling, contact your technician to come and repair the problem.
Your air conditioning should keep you cool during the hot summer months. If you notice leaks, problems with staying on, or the temperature isn't getting cool enough, it's time to contact your AC repairs technician to solve the issue.
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