When the summer heat starts to beat down, your home’s air conditioning has its work cut out for it trying to keep your home cool and comfortable for you and your family. With so much hard work ahead of it, the risk that something will go wrong with your system increases exponentially. During this period of heavy use is the most likely time for something to go wrong with your system, but unfortunately it isn’t always immediately obvious when this is the case. To help give you a better idea of when is the right time to make the call for AC repairs, our team of skilled pros at Gleason Heating and Air Conditioning, your premier Wauconda HVAC contractors, have taken the time to put together this handy list for your reading convenience.
No Cool Air
If you notice that there doesn’t seem to be any cool air actually coming from your home’s AC vents, or the air just doesn’t feel as cool as you remember it being before, this could likely be the sign of a fairly serious issue with your system. A lack of cool air coming from your vents can be indicative of a number of different issues. Whether it’s due to your Freon levels being too low, or a sign that your compressor has failed, you’re going to want to have a professional come out and take a look in order to get to the bottom of the issue.
Poor Air Flow
If you notice that the air flow coming from your vents seems to be weaker than usual, or some rooms of your home are getting cool air while others aren’t, there could be a number of different causes, and with each one, you’re going to want to have a professional come out and take a look right away. Weak or inconsistent air flow throughout your home could be due to a failing compressor, or even damaged ductwork, and regardless of which cause is the root of the issue, you’re going to want to have it corrected as quickly as possible in order to restore comfort to your home.
While all air conditioning systems make a bit of noise while in use, if you notice that your system is being louder than usual, or has begun to make strange noises, like squealing, grinding, or grating, it could be a sign that your unit is due for replacement. Failing to address these issues in a timely manner could easily lead to a total system breakdown, in which event you and your family would be stuck in a house without air conditioning at all until a professional could get out and take care of the issue.