Now that the spring is here, it is time to turn on the air conditioning and enjoy the cool air! Unfortunately, this is also the time of the year when air conditioning systems tend to break down. Let’s take a look at some challenges you might face as an owner of a central air conditioning system.
Alterations in Temperature
This is a common problem that should not cause you to panic. If there is a difference in room temperature, it is likely due to the air conditioner not being able to spread cool air out across the home in a balanced manner. This could be the result of air ducts that contain dirt, dust, allergens and other unsavory particles. If air can’t make it through the ducts, it won’t be able to reach each part of the home.
An Uptick in Energy Bills
If you notice that your energy bill increases each month yet you have kept your home’s temperature around the same level, there is likely a problem with your central air conditioning. The system probably has one of many possible malfunctions. If your system is particularly old, one of its internal mechanisms might have failed or worn, forcing the system to use excessive energy to generate cool air.
The System Keeps Turning On/Off
Air conditioners are designed to cool a living/working space to a temperature below the user’s setting. Once the space’s temperature increases back to the number selected by the operator, the system kicks back on and generates cool air. However, some central air conditioning systems will repeatedly cycle on and off. This is a sign that there is a problem with the system that requires the attention of a professional HVAC repairman.
The Air Isn’t Cool Enough
A lack of cool air could mean the system is low on Freon. This coolant is necessary for the air conditioner to cool your living/working space. If you suspect that the Freon is not working or that the air conditioner is not processing it in the proper manner, professional assistance will be necessary.
If your central air conditioning system is experiencing any type of problem, Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal can help. We’ll perform a thorough evaluation and determine the best way to repair the issue. We do it all, from repairs to installation and maintenance. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment!