We’re in the final stretch of the summer season, and that means that your air conditioning system has been putting in a lot of hard work for the past few months. With heat waves still plausible, your cooling system still potentially has a lot of work to do before you shut it off for the season. If you’d like to feel certain that you can live out the rest of our warmer weather in comfort, then it’s important to tackle late season air conditioning repair in Parker, CO now.
Of course, we can’t blame you for ignoring any signs of AC repair needs, if you don’t know what signs to look for to begin with. This is why we’ve put together a brief guide below to help you recognize some early warning signs of a struggling air conditioning system. When it comes to scheduling repairs, sooner is always better than later, so if you have some late season needs, now is the time to tackle them!
Ice on the System
Let’s begin with this one, as this is an issue—and yes, it’s always bad to see ice on your air conditioner—that’s misunderstood by many homeowners. They are often caught off guard, or think that their AC system is working a little too effectively. This isn’t the case, however.
Ice on your cooling system means that the evaporator coil is getting too cold, and causing condensation to freeze. This might be resolved as easily as changing your air filter, which could have become too dirty or clogged. On a more serious note, though, it could be the sign of a refrigerant leak, which is a much more urgent problem. The source of the leak must be found and repaired to regain normal function of your air conditioner. And before you think this problem can just wait until next summer, consider this—if you’re using a heat pump or a ductless system, the same refrigerant will be used for heating your home too.
When your whole-house cooling system is running, it should be doing so in fairly regular, gradual cycles. It shouldn’t be starting up, running only very briefly, and then cycling back down once again. If this is occurring, then your air conditioner is going through a process known as short-cycling.
This is a big problem, and could be the result of a number of issues. You might have a refrigerant leak or dirty coil, but you could also have malfunctioning capacitors, thermostats, or other components that are integral to the functionality of your cooling system.
If your air conditioning system is producing lukewarm or even hot air, then of course you’re going to know that you have a problem on your hands. What if your air conditioner seems to be working just fine, though, and you hear some strange and/or unfamiliar noises coming from it? Would you just ignore them? Or perhaps write them off as a minor nuisance?
We don’t recommend that!
When your AC system is making strange noises, it’s telling you that something is amiss. From loud grinding sounds to screeching caused by metal on metal, or the thumping of a loose component banging on the cabinet, these strange sounds are often the first indication that something is wrong with your system. Be sure to take these sounds seriously, and have them checked out by a professional.
Contact Aurora Plumbing Company today for your cooling needs. We have someone in your neighborhood today!