As the warm weather gets underway, we recommend you pay attention to how your air conditioning system is running. If you’ve already scheduled maintenance service for it (and it’s not too late to do so if you haven’t!), the air conditioner will probably run without any problems. Keeping an AC in top-flight condition is a big part of what maintenance is for.
But even with routine service, you may need air conditioning repair in Bergen County, NJ during the summer. Watch for some of the signs below during the beginning of the season—they’ll help warn you in time to get the professional repair assistance you need.
A Series of Unfortunate Sounds
An air conditioner makes a series of steady noises as its fan runs and the compressor cycles on and off. This is the dull background hum of summer. If that hum turns into a rattle, roar, shriek, hiss, or grinding, something is not right! Each of these sounds warns of different types of problems, like dying motors or leaking refrigerant. Don’t try to analyze them yourself, however. Call our technicians for a diagnosis and solution.
Ice Age: The Evaporator Coils
The indoor coils of the AC are the evaporator coils, where heat is absorbed to cool the air. If you see ice developing on it, you may think it’s just a normal part of the cooling process. It isn’t! This can mean excess dirt, loss of refrigerant, trouble with airflow, and other issues. Scraping the ice off might damage the coils, and it won’t fix the underlying problem. Get on the phone and call us instead.
When It Hurts (Your Pocket Book) to Be Cool
Keep a close eye on your electrical bills as you start steadily using the air conditioner. Compare costs to previous years to see if there’s a significant rise in usage—a rise you can’t account for. Most malfunctions in an AC will cause the system to drain extra power, and it’ll show up on your bills.
Rooms of Fire and Ice
Uneven cooling is one of the biggest warning signs that something is seriously amiss with the air conditioner. Some rooms may feel cool, just as you want them, while others might be stuffy. If you can rule out problems inside the rooms themselves (such as a blocked air duct, drafts around the windows, etc.), then it’s best to call for HVAC repair assistance.
The Short-Cycling Thieves
Short-cycling is when an air conditioner turns on and off rapidly without completing a full cooling cycle. There are many different sources of this problem, and you don’t want it to continue: it steals money by using too much power and puts excessive strain on the compressor and other components. It can even shorten the life of your air conditioner.
No matter the size of the cooling repair necessary to rescue your AC from the brink, you can trust our technicians to find a solution.
DB Heating & Cooling, Inc serves the heating and cooling needs of customers throughout Rockland County, NY, as well as Bergen County, NJ, and the surrounding communities. Call us for the AC repair you need.