An AC problem during the summer months can cause your house to become a very unpleasant place. While an AC malfunction could be a significant issue, many homeowners may not be aware of the types of issues that will indicate that they may need to have repairs completed.
Grinding And Rattling Noises
Depending on the issue that your AC system is starting to experience, there may be a chance that the unit will start to produce loud grinding and rattling sounds. These sounds will be able to spread throughout the home, which can be very distracting. Unfortunately, the issue that is causing these noises to occur may rapidly worsen. As this worsens, the unit may make louder sounds, and it could eventually result in the system completely breaking down.
Reduced Air Flow From The AC Unit
Another issue that might occur with your system could be a reduction in the airflow from the HVAC system. You may notice that larger rooms could become more difficult to cool as the air from the vents may not be able to make it far into these spaces. Issues with the blower or obstructions can be some of the issues that will contribute to these issues. Unfortunately, issues with the blower may require this component to be replaced. However, obstructions in the ducting can often be corrected by having them professionally cleaned.
Damage To The Exterior Casing Of The System
Your exterior unit will have a protective housing, and homeowners may not realize that this component could suffer damage that may impact the performance of the unit. More specifically, you may find that impacts and corrosion to the exterior could prevent the air from circulating through it correctly, which could inadvertently put additional strain on the system while also compromising its performance. This is especially true if the damage to the casing impacts the intake vents or if the dents in the casing are interfering with moving parts inside the system. Fortunately, replacing the exterior casing of an air conditioning unit can be a relatively short repair, but it may be necessary to order a replacement case from the manufacturer to ensure that it will fit correctly.
Failing to repair the routine damages and problems that your AC system may experience can lead to instances where the entire unit may have to be replaced or undergo very significant repairs. In these situations, a homeowner that has a reasonable understanding of the warning signs of problems and the impacts that they can have on their system's performance will be better equipped to manage this problem.
For more information on residential AC repair, contact an HVAC company such as Big Rock Service Company LLC.