When it comes to summertime in the Woodstock area, there’s probably no more important appliance in your home than your central air conditioner. Central cooling is essential to your household’s comfort and quality of life.
Central cooling is also one of those things that should only ever be serviced and installed by a professional. While there are small tasks homeowners can and should do on their own—like changing the air filter to the system to keep it running efficiently—when your air conditioner needs service it’s time to give the pros a call.
It is worth mentioning that the best way to prevent sudden AC repair needs is with routine maintenance. Professional maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly and comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it. But even with maintenance, it’s still important to be vigilant and pay attention to the following signs that your cooling system may be in need of professional repairs.
Lack of Cooling
It may seem pretty apparent that if your air conditioner is failing to actually keep you cool as it should, then there is a problem. Poor cooling ability could be the sign of something relatively minor (such as an air filter that needs to be replaced so it will stop blocking airflow). But it can also be the sign of something more sinister.
You may be dealing with a refrigerant leak, for example. There’s a fairly common misconception that refrigerant is something that “runs out” like gasoline does from a car. Your air conditioner is actually supplied with enough refrigerant upon manufacturing that it should ideally last the system’s entire lifespan.
If your system is losing refrigerant, it means there is a leak. This will definitely contribute to a lack of cooling, not to mention it will eat away at the efficiency of your system and lead to premature breakdown.
Have you noticed that what used to be a nice, powerful blast of air coming through your vents is no longer as powerful? There could be a couple different things going on here. Your air conditioner’s blower might be failing, or you may even have ductwork damage. Damaged air ducts means that air will escape into unoccupied spaces such as your attic or crawlspace, instead of making it all the way into your home.
Another factor that can contribute to low airflow is debris buildup in the ducts. This debris can include dust, allergens, mold and more. Not only does this lead to AC inefficiency, but it can also make your household sick.
The thermostat of your air conditioner is essentially the brain of your air conditioner, controlling and regulating the system’s temperature settings. Signs of a malfunctioning or failing thermostat can include an air conditioner that won’t turn on or shut off, a temperature reading that doesn’t match the actual temperature in the home, or uneven cooling throughout the home.
Contact DC Cheek Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today for quality AC repair in Woodstock, GA.