Austin, TX can get hot in the summer, and with months of high heat already behind us, your air conditioner will still be called upon to perform every day without a break. That increases the risk of a serious breakdown, and while good maintenance and careful use can reduce the chances of air conditioning repair, now is usually the most likely time of the year to suffer something significant. A good repair technician can help, but before that happens, you need to be able to spot the signs that something has gone wrong. The exact causes vary, but some of the more common symptoms of serious trouble with your AC unit include the following:
- Strange noises. This basically means any noise you don’t associate with the normal functioning of your air conditioner: buzzes, hums, clicks, groans, and dripping noises among others. The moment you hear them, turn off the system and contact a repair technician
- Power Issues. The most obvious power issue is a system that won’t turn on at all, but it can also mean an unusually low airflow from your vents. (Low airflow can result from blockages in the system as well as power issues, but the end result is the same.)
- Lack of cool air. If the air coming out of your system isn’t cool, that’s a big problem. It can result from low refrigerant levels or an ineffective venting process, as well as various malfunctioning components from within the air conditioner itself.
- Short cycling. Short cycling is the air conditioner’s tendency to turn on and then off again very quickly. Since the system uses more power turning on and off than it does simply running, short cycling is usually the sign of a serious malfunction.
The good news is that Intelligent Air Services can resolve most air conditioning issues quickly and effectively. Give us a call today and let us show you!