4 Signs Your Air Conditioning System is Failing

residential central air conditioning unitWith summer here and the hot temperatures getting hotter, many homeowners are expecting that a quick tune-up of their air conditioning system will have it running efficiently all summer. The unfortunate part is that even though you have received your annual maintenance, there are no promises that issues aren’t going to come up or your system isn’t going to fail. To help catch any issues before you’re stuck without cool air for days on end, keep an eye on these signs.

Your Air Conditioning Won’t Turn On

Before going into panic mode, try to troubleshoot the issue with the following tips:

  • Set your thermostat to “cool” with a new battery
  • Double check the circuit breaker

If your air conditioning still won’t run and there’s no air blowing from the vents, there could be an issue with the wiring and you’ll want to call your air conditioning technician to come in, assess the situation, and get your air conditioning back in working order.

Your System is Making Excessive Noises

Dirt, dust, and debris can all collect within your system and clog the air filters and fan. When this happens, you’ll hear excessive noise and you’ll want to turn off the system before extensive damage is made. Have your air conditioning technician check with branches, twigs, and leaves before replacing any components. If this doesn’t work, the fan and filter might need to be replaced.

Uneven Cooling Throughout Your Home

Having uneven temperatures throughout your home can be a sign of a few different issues. Over time, air filters get clogged which will restrict air flow through your home, resulting in uneven temperatures in the different rooms of your house. If you replace your filters and the problem persists, there could be leaks around the filter, resulting in cool air loss. This will need to be repaired not only to avoid high energy bills but to stay cool no matter what the outdoor temperature is.

Your Air Conditioning System is Not Blowing Cool Air

If your air conditioning system is still not blowing cool air after all of these DIY fixes, it’s time to call in a professional. If your system is over 20 years old, it could just be from old age and will need to be replaced. Your HVAC technician will be able to help you make the right decision and will educate you on all of the systems that are available today.

If you’re experiencing any of these signs, give MRW Mechanica a call today to learn more about your options for replacing your air conditioning system at (781) 639-9222.

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