When the hot days of summer arrive, many homeowners rely on their home's HVAC unit to keep the house cool and comfortable. Depending on where you live, your air conditioner may run many hours a day to maintain your desired temperature. The last thing you want when temperatures are high is to have to deal with a problem with your HVAC unit; but if there are issues they are more likely to become apparent when you're using your air conditioner a lot. Your air conditioner may be in need of immediate repair if you experience the following problems:
A Decrease in Air Flow
When you live in a home for a while, you tend to notice how your HVAC unit operates. If you turn on your air conditioner one day and notice that the air flow is a lot less than normal, it could possibly be due to a very dirty air filter that needs to be replaced. But if you change your air filter yet still experience a problem, the blower in your HVAC unit may need to be repaired. Don't ignore this problem- your best bet is to call an HVAC service company as soon as possible as to not put stress on the unit and cause additional damage.
Air is Not Cold
When you turn on your air conditioner, you expect cold air to blow through the vents in your home. If your air conditioner is running but the air circulating through your home, this may be a sign that the compressor in your HVAC unit needs to be fixed, or the unit is very low on coolant. Neither of these issues are easy DIY repairs for homeowners- call a professional HVAC service company to inspect your unit if you're getting nothing but warm air when running the air conditioner.
Signs of Leaks Around Your HVAC Unit
As a homeowner, it is a good idea to visually inspect your HVAC unit on a regular basis. An HVAC unit that is running as it should does not leak any liquid; if you see signs of water leaking that may mean that the tube designed to drain condensation is clogged or has broken. When the leaking liquid is colored, that typically means that coolant liquid is escaping from the HVAC unit. The coolant used for HVAC units can be quite toxic, so it is important to have your unit examined and repaired (by local professionals, such as those from Mike's Bremen Service Inc) as quickly as possible when there is a coolant leak.