As long as it is functioning properly, air conditioning is a summer dream. However, issues with air conditioners inevitably arise from time to time and it’s best to be prepared. Learn more about common air conditioning issues from the team at Allied Services, Inc.
You use your air conditioner a lot in the sweltering Ohio heat, but is it necessary for it to run nonstop? For the purpose of achieving and maintaining the temperature set by your thermostat, central air conditioning often cycles on and off many times every hour. You can have an issue if the central air is running nonstop. If this is the case for you, start by checking your AC filter and swap it out for a clean one, if necessary.
On occasion, you could see a pool of water beneath the external condenser of your air conditioner. If the water leaks solely when the air conditioner is running, especially on really hot, muggy days, this can be totally normal. On the other hand, a persistent leak or a significant amount of water suggests a problem.
Making Loud Noises
Central air conditioners typically produce a certain level of noise. You might hear brief clicks, clunks, squeals, or shudders during startup. A steady low hum and the odd gurgling are typical sounds throughout your AC unit’s operation. However, be wary of unexpected changes in sounds or loud noises (like grinding or shrieking). They might indicate significant AC issues.
The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” definitely applies to your air conditioner. Although routine AC maintenance might cost a few bucks, it ultimately saves you money by avoiding costly repairs. And you can save even more on maintenance by opting into an HVAC service plan.