As air conditioning units seem to fail at the most inopportune times, there are signs to be aware of which can indicate that a problem may occur and that corrective action is needed. The key is to understand what these symptoms are and when a professional should be called in immediately. With many different components in an air conditioning unit, any one of them malfunctioning can compromise overall system operation yielding higher energy bills and more extensive and costly damage. Preventative maintenance and homeowner education is key in avoiding system breakdown during summer, and for that reason alone following the below 3 major signs of a failing air conditioner in Everett can be some of most common indicators.
When uncommon noises such as buzzing or humming can be heard coming from the unit outside the home, the air conditioner should be turned off immediately. There are two major causes of air conditioning related noises including a damaged fans well as a complete obstruction of the fan blades. These circumstances can be evaluated noting the following:
Debris such as twigs or leaves can become caught inside the motor if the unit is installed around debris or under trees that shed leaves frequently. If there are any visible signs of such debris in the motor, shut off the power to the unit and carefully remove it. Then try turning the unit back on. If the noise continues, turn it back off and contact an HVAC professional who can complete a more thorough inspection.
If the area is clear, the fan motor or bearings may need to be replaced, therefore keep the unit completely off.
Lack of Cool Blowing Air
This can be felt easily when the air conditioner is on and running, but only warm air is blowing through the vents. Lack of refrigerant or a failure in the condenser is what is more than likely the cause of this issue. If you have low refrigerant, a service call is the only safe option in order to patch the leak and refill the refrigerant. The condensers’ job is to recirculate cool air throughout the home and if it has failed, then a professional will also have to assess the damage. Keep the unit off completely without power until the damage is fully assessed.
Partial Cool Air Flow
If only some of the rooms of the home are cooling, this could be a sign that the air conditioner has failing duct work. The system is meant to be completely sealed, so if there is a tear in the duct work, air is not able to be carried throughout the entire home efficiently.
Lack of running air through the vents could be a sign of a blown fuse or tripped breaker. Check the breaker or replace the fuse if needed if upon visible inspection it is obvious that the fuse is blown. Lack of power can also result in a failed thermostat. If turning the thermostat all the way down and the air conditioner still does not turn on, make an appointment for a service call. Broken or loose wires are also a cause of no power and will require a professional to splice the wires back together, or replace them if needed.
Sometimes an air conditioner in Everett can fail but knowing what to look for in advance can save extreme discomfort and cost later down the line. Preventative maintenance and regular service appointments are essential in order to have professionals inspect all air conditioning unit components and ensure all parts are working efficiently year round. Puget Services offers friendly and reliable air conditioning installation, service, and maintenance, and can help when a problem occurs or in advance to prevent issues from arising. Contact us today at (888)435-1212 to schedule a hassle free consultation for prompt and professional service today.