Are you running your A/C on a seemingly constant basis, but still don’t feel the comforting effects of a cool, relaxing home? When the days get hot, this can be especially frustrating, and you and your family shouldn’t have to suffer any longer.
That’s why we’ve provided some questions to ask yourself if your cooling unit doesn’t seem to be operating as efficiently as it should. With help from the qualified team here at Airbusters Heating & Cooling Service, we’re hoping you find all of the answers you need!
Has It Been Serviced Recently?
One of the most common issues we come across when it comes to a malfunctioning air conditioning system is lack of regular maintenance. Like many other appliances in your home, most experts recommend having your air conditioner inspected at least once every year (even if no obvious problems are apparent) to avoid bigger and more costly issues down the line. All kinds of things build up in your vents and air ducts over time, so having any dirt, debris, and dust removed on a regular basis is a must!
Even if things look clear and clean, there are likely hidden pollutants on your coils and throughout the system, which will hinder the air’s ability to properly travel through the unit. This then causes the air pressure to stay high, and that cool, crisp air you so long for after a long day in the heat won’t be able to reach all of the areas of your home.
Is Damage or Poor Construction Hindering Air Flow?
Another thing that could be causing inefficiency is damage to your ductwork, or maybe some parts were simply installed incorrectly. If it was not sized right or if it wasn’t put together in the right manner, you’ll experience hot spots which cause the air to distribute unequally. This can lead to a lot of inconvenience!
For instance, if the sun is shining strong in a particular part of the house, a poorly constructed system won’t be able to keep up with the extra heat coming in. This means, while the air may be nice and frigid in your bedroom, your living room could be unpleasant to stay in for a long period of time – definitely not ideal!
Is Your Refrigerant Leaking?
The refrigerant in your system will never run out unless damages are present that cause it to leak. Things like vibration, age, rust, animal tampering, and more are known to make small cracks in the unit that will cause your refrigerant to slowly leak, which will then result in air that isn’t as cool and comfortable as it should be.
In the end, low refrigerant means damages are present, so have those addressed before filling it back up. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself facing the same problems again shortly down the line.
Keep in mind that low refrigerant will also cause your evaporator coils to freeze up due to a drop in pressure. If they are frozen, they won’t pick up enough heat to condense and your system will fail to function normally. Unfortunately, your indoor coil is typically not going to be inspected in a basic maintenance call, so it will need to be addressed and billed separately – an important thing to know!
What To Look For As A Homeowner
Now, many customers want to know if there’s anything they might be able to identify without having to make a service call. I mean, if the issue can be easily identified and resolved without the help of a tech, you’ll be saving yourself lots of time, money, and stress, and we are happy to offer advice that will help you in these times. Just give us a call, and we’ll do our best to talk you through what to watch for, and if more assistance is required, we’ll get our pros on it as soon as we can.
One thing we suggest looking for is whether or not any dust, insulation, or other debris is coming out of the ductwork. This indicates something bigger is going on, and you’ll want to get a professional in to find the root of the problem right away.
Fan issues can also occur. While they aren’t quite as common, they do happen! If the speed was initially set wrong, it may need to be switched from medium to high for that strong air flow you desire. Once done, the pressures will adjust accordingly, and you’ll be good to go.
Other things to watch for are cold spots and hot spots. If you notice any signs of thermal variation in your home (no matter the season), then you could have ductwork problems, frozen coils, or some other type of big mess. We’d be happy to take a look for you!
We’re The Team To Trust In The Nashville Area
One thing is for certain… when you hire a crew to address your heating and cooling needs, finding a company that employs certified, trained, experienced techs is a must! That’s why we encourage folks throughout Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, and all the areas surrounding to rely on us for it all.
Airbusters Heating & Cooling is associated with a long list of reputable organizations, ensuring we know it all when it comes to providing you with reliable and efficient care, and we always put our customers’ needs first, no matter how big or small the job. Give us a call at 615-258-5530. Or when you have the time, please connect with us further on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, & Yelp). We’d also appreciate if you’d leave us a great review on Google as well. Thanks.
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