Residential air conditioning systems aren’t yet equipped with complicated A.I. systems that will alert homeowners when they need repairs and exactly what kind. But ACs that are in danger of breaking down will usually give off warning signs so that bigger problems can be averted. Below are a few of the indications that it is time to call HVAC repair professionals:
Odd sounds from the cabinets
You’re probably accustomed to the sound that your air conditioning system makes when it’s running normally. If strange noises interrupt this sound pattern, you should call technicians to look into it. Screeching and grinding sounds often mean trouble with the motors; hissing warns of escaping refrigerant from a leak; and clanging can mean a bent fan blade that is striking the casing.
The compressor turns on and off rapidly
This is known as short-cycling. The compressor is turning off before completing the cooling cycle, and then coming back on soon after. This will create extra stress on the air conditioner’s components, leading to higher bills and numerous repairs. It may even cause the AC to need an early replacement. There are multiple reasons for short-cycling to occur, so make sure that you call on professionals to diagnose the cause.
Ice appears on the evaporator coil
Don’t dismiss the formation of ice on your air conditioner as a “natural” side-effect of the cooling process. It isn’t: it indicates that the coil is not absorbing sufficient heat for some reason. A technician can get to the bottom of it and find out how to fix it.
Hot spots in the house
If some rooms are warmer than they should be, it could point to a number of issues with the AC or possibly the ventilation network.
If you notice any of these warning signs from your air conditioner, or have other reasons to believe that you need air conditioning repair, call Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. We offer 24-hour emergency service in Shreveport, LA and the surrounding areas.