Summer is the time of year when air conditioning systems are under the most stress, which means it’s also the time of year when they are most likely to develop problems. Quick reaction time is of vital importance when it comes to preventing damage to your air conditioning system. In order to react as quickly as possible, you need to be familiar with the signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now.
Strange are often among the first signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. Things like grinding, bubbling, hissing, and a half-dozen other weird noises are a surefire indication that you need to call a professional as soon as possible. If you don’t, you may end up with a completely broken down system.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil is the part of the system that evaporates refrigerant to absorb thermal energy from your home’s air. Normally, the constant flow of warm air over the coil maintains a temperature balance that prevents it from freezing. If the flow of warm air is ever interrupted, though, the temperature around the coil will quickly drop below freezing and the coil will freeze over. While frozen, the evaporator coil will not be able to siphon thermal energy from the air around it. As a result, your air conditioner will not be able to function properly.
When your air conditioner turns itself on and off every couple of minutes, it’s called short cycling. Short cycling is caused by a number of things, from a malfunctioning thermostat to a damaged compressor. Regardless of the cause, though, it can shorten the life of your air conditioner considerably if not dealt with as soon as possible.
SPS Mechanical Inc. offers a full range of air conditioner services in West Deptford, NJ.