Regardless of the type of air conditioning system your home may have, all AC units are subject to breakdown at one point or another. While this can be annoying at best, it can also be extremely inconvenient for the homeowner who has to not only schedule AC repairs but also figure out a way to stay cool in the meantime. Fortunately, as the warm summer months end and the seasons move into winter, now is the perfect time to have any kind of AC maintenance performed on your house. If they notice any issues, it's easier to take care of those AC repairs now before they turn in major issues later.
Below is a list of some of the most common AC repairs that you may experience. If you see any of them, contact an HVAC company to have them taken care of as soon as possible.
Unit Not Turning On
Since the main function of an AC unit is to cool down your home, if the system isn't turning on at all, that's a major problem. Fortunately, the solution could be as simple as a tripped breaker or thermostat that hasn't been turned on. It may sound simple, but many homeowners have called HVAC companies with this problem only to find out the solution is that easy. If that's not the case, it may be that your power supply has become disconnected and needs to be reattached. Electrical connections are tricky, but working on gas lines may actually be illegal, so you need to call a professional to handle this problem for you.
AC Not Heating Rooms Properly
Over the life of the unit, it's not uncommon for AC units to become less efficient. In that case, what normally happens is that the various rooms in your home are cooled differently than others; normally, the ones further away from your unit have a harder time reaching their desired temperature. If that's the case, you'll need a tuneup on your system which can be taken care of with basic AC maintenance, or possibly a brand-new AC installation if the unit fails completely. Still, you may also just need your ductwork cleaned, as grime and dirt can build up over time and limit the airflow to various parts of your house.
AC Making Clicking Sounds
When your unit is operating correctly, the only sound you should ever hear from your AC system is a gentle click when the unit turns on and off. If you hear a continual clicking coming from your unit, that means your system is having a hard time turning over and staying on, which will eventually result in a failed system and require a brand-new AC installation. Call an HVAC company to have this checked out, as it could be something as simple as an electrical misfire or your ignition source may be malfunctioning, both of which require professional AC repair service.
For more information, contact an AC repair service.