AC Problems to Watch for During the Cooling Season

The clear and sunny sky in Hampstead, North Carolina, is beautiful. With daytime highs lingering in the low to mid 70s, it’s unlikely that you’ve turned your air conditioner on. But that will soon change as the sun shines brighter and temperatures sore higher. As the spring turns to summer, watch for these AC problems during the cooling season.

Broken Thermostat

Your air conditioner’s thermostat signals when the system should turn on and off. When it’s malfunctioning, the AC system won’t know what to do. If the thermostat reading isn’t matching what it feels like, its sensor might need repair.

Frequent Cycling

It’s normal for your air conditioner to turn on and off throughout the day to adequately cool your home. But if it’s turning on and off quickly, it likely means that’s it’s either too big for your home or that it has bad wiring.

Leaking AC System

Condensation is a natural process that can make it appear that your air conditioner is leaking. Water will accumulate around the system’s coils and drip toward the drainage pump. But if you’re noticing pooling around your AC system, you shouldn’t assume that it’s a normal part of its operation. Leaks cause water damage, so repair them right away.

Blowing Warm Air

Your air conditioner’s job is to blow cool air into your home. In most cases, there’s a simply reason that it doesn’t. Before scheduling an AC repair, check the system’s thermostat to ensure it’s set correctly. If it is and you’re still receiving warm air, you might have a frozen unit, blown breaker, refrigerant leak or broken compressor.

Is your air conditioner making strange sounds, or does it emit foul odors? Those are two other common AC problems homeowners deal with. Contact Pleasant Air Inc. today at 910-208-4518 to schedule a professional inspection of your system. We also recommend scheduling AC maintenance before the cooling season starts to prevent repairs.

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