We’re still waiting for the really warm weather to hit us in this part of the country. Our patience will be rewarded, of course, just as it is every year as we anxiously wait for things to warm up after a long, cold winter. Few things are as frustrating once the warm weather finally sets in than a broken down air conditioner. That is why we strongly suggest that you take heed of any warning signs that your air conditioner gives you that it may be in trouble.
While a broken down air conditioner is a pretty obvious sign that something is wrong with the system, ideally you’ll never let things get to the point that your system breaks down to begin with. Yes, there are situations in which the AC may be rendered completely inoperable. Generally speaking, though, the problems affecting an air conditioner are going to do damage over a span of time. Prompt air conditioning repairs in Denver, CO will help to keep those problems in check.
Is Your System Blowing Warm Air?
Aside from a total breakdown, an air conditioner that is blowing warm air is probably the clearest indicator that there is a problem with your AC. Now, like any other air conditioning problem, there are a few different reasons as to why your system may start blowing warm air. They could be as simple as a thermostat that is improperly set or which is accidentally left in a “fan only” mode. Perhaps the outdoor unit is on a tripped breaker, leaving the indoor unit to distribute warm air throughout the house. Only a trained professional can rule out more serious problems, like refrigerant leaks, though. If there’s no obvious cause, you need to have the situation evaluated by a trained professional.
Is Your System Costing More and More to Operate?
The hotter the weather outside, the more you are going to be running your air conditioner. It stands to reason that during long periods of very hot weather you may be paying more than is normal to cool your home. You also probably have a good idea of how much, on average, doing so costs. If you notice a sudden, inexplicable spike in how much you are paying to heat your home, then it is very possible that there is a problem with your system that is impeding its overall operation. The longer that you ignore the problem and shell out the money to cool your home in this manner, the greater the risk of serious damage to your system.
Is Your System Making Strange New Sounds?
Just as you have a general idea of how much it costs to cool your home, you also no doubt have an idea of what your AC sounds like when it is running. Now, no AC is going to be completely silent in its operation. However, if you notice that your system is making odd new sounds, like hissing, clanging, or screeching, a damaged component or refrigerant leaks may be the source. Having the problem expertly diagnosed and professionally repaired will help to protect your comfort and the integrity of your system.
Contact Cooper Heating & Cooling, Inc. for great air conditioning services.