When it comes to your air conditioner, you have the potential for big problems and small problems. Sometimes small problems can be put off until a later date, but big problems demand immediate attention. You can think of these big problems as your air conditioner waving an SOS flag and begging for help.
The good news is, our team is here to help you no matter how big or small your AC problem is. We can help you schedule an appointment further out or come to your home sooner if there is an emergency. Just give us a call to schedule air conditioning repair in Bossier City, LA. You can also keep reading to learn more about the top three AC repairs that require immediate attention.
If your air conditioner is short cycling, that means that it is turning on and off at frequent intervals. Usually, cooling cycles operate by cooling your home for a period of time and then turning back off for a while until the temperature increases and your thermostat signals for a cooling cycle to kick back on.
A cooling cycle will typically last for around 20 minutes on average and then turn back off for another 20 or 30 minutes. It repeats the cycle around the clock to keep your home comfortable.
When your air conditioner is short cycling, it turns on and off much more frequently than 20 minutes. Your air conditioner may only turn on for a few minutes before turning off again. This is a problem because something inside of your air conditioner is signaling for your AC to turn off before completing a cooling cycle.
As a result, your thermostat will continue signaling for your air conditioner to turn on again and again. This process adds a lot of wear and tear to your AC motor and can result in a complete system breakdown.
Lack of Cooling
It’s also a red flag if your air conditioner begins to lose cooling ability. You may notice lukewarm air coming from your vents or feel like your home is warmer than it should be. A lack of cooling can also produce higher humidity levels. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to a lack of cool air coming from your AC. There could be an airflow blockage going into or out of your air conditioner.
It’s also possible that your AC has a refrigerant leak and thus it simply does not have enough refrigerant to produce the cool temperatures that you desire. There’s also a chance that something like short cycling is contributing to a lack of cool air. If your AC unit cannot complete a cooling cycle, it doesn’t have a chance to remove all of the heat and humidity and channel it outside your home.
Your refrigerant should maintain a consistent charge across its entire lifespan. The only way that your refrigerant levels will get low is if you have a leak. A refrigerant leak is not only harmful to your air conditioner but can also pose hazards to your home and your family. A refrigerant leak can cause your air conditioner to work harder in an attempt to cool your home, without ever being able to meet your cooling needs.
This can increase your energy costs while also adding strain to the AC unit itself. Plus, a refrigerant leak can cause damage to the other components inside of your air conditioner and the structure of your home. If you breathe in refrigerant you can get sick. When it touches your skin it can result in burns.
Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration can help with your emergency AC needs. Call the doctor of home comfort today.