Your household’s central cooling system is one of the most important appliances you have in your home when it comes to comfort and quality of life, right? It’s also one of the most specialized—meaning when you need service on this system, you need a team with special training and knowledge on how to work with them. You also need professionals who will help keep your air conditioner in good shape through routine maintenance.
Professional maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it within your system. This helps your system perform more reliably and efficiently, plus it will last longer and with fewer repair needs to boot! Of course, even with maintenance, your air conditioner will still occasionally need repairs as it succumbs to natural wear and tear. But how do you know when your AC system needs professional repairs? Keep an eye out for these indicators:
Lack of Cooling
This one is a pretty apparent sign that something is amiss with your air conditioner and you should have it checked out by a professional. Your air conditioner is meant to keep your home at an even, comfortable temperature throughout the day. Ineffective cooling might mean you have something going on like a refrigerant leak.
This might sound benign but the truth is, your air conditioner shouldn’t ever lose refrigerant. This chemical blend is necessary for the functionality of the system.
Alternatively, the lack of cool air could actually be poor airflow, which we’ll touch on in a moment, and could be caused by a clogged air filter (that you can change on your own!) or damaged ductwork (which you’ll need to call us to fix.)
So let’s say that the air coming through your room vents is cool, but it’s not the nice robust blast of air that you’re used to. There could be a couple of potential issues going on here. Like we mentioned above, it could be a clogged up air filter. But if you’ve checked this and the problem is still occurring, then it might be more serious.
For instance, the air conditioner’s blower motor might be failing, or there can be an issue with your ductwork—our professionals know exactly how to locate and fix your air ducts. It could also be that your ducts are obstructed, if they haven’t been cleaned in a while. This is a service you should invest in every few years or so.
Something is required to help control and regulate your air conditioner’s temperature settings—and that is the job of your home’s thermostat. First off, if you discover a problem with low cooling or the air conditioner not turning on when it should, do check to make sure the thermostat was set correctly. Sometimes the answer can be something as simple as a household disagreement about cooling preferences.
If that’s not the case though, and your thermostat seems to be correctly set but not signaling to the air conditioner that it has to turn on or stay on, then there may be a miscalibration that needs to be repaired. We can help!