Spring has sprung here in Bergen County, NJ, which means that summer is lurking just around the corner: complete with high temperatures, stifling humidity and the kind of heat waves that make people run for the air conditioned indoors. If your air conditioner is suffering from problems, now is the time to get it repaired before the temperatures rise. The last thing you want is to see your system break down in the middle of 100 degree heat. Treating repairs now means you can schedule the technician to come at your leisure, and that you won’t need to suffer through the heat while he or she conducts repairs. But how can you tell if your system is struggling? Here are 3 signs your air conditioning system needs repair.
1) Strange Noises
Strange noises can be caused by bent or misaligned parts, leaks in the system, faulty motors, or by any one of a dozen other potential issues. The exact cause likely requires a technician’s attention, but anytime you detect a sound that isn’t a normal part of the air conditioner’s operating cycle, turn it off and schedule a repair session as quickly as possible.
2) Reduced Air Flow
You might notice that the flow of air through your home is reduced when you turn the air conditioner on. This could be from a fault fan motor, damaged fan blades, or a blockage within your ducts. Low air flow restricts your systems effectiveness: adding unnecessary strain and costing you in higher energy bills
3) Lack of Cool Air
The air may be flowing just fine, but if it’s not sufficiently cool, then your AC unit has basically become a very expensive fan. This can be caused by low refrigerant levels, problems with the coils, or possibly a breach in the ducts.
Whatever the cause of the air conditioner’s problems, the experts at DB Heating & Cooling can get to the bottom of it quickly. Give us a call today to make an appointment!