As the demand for air conditioning needs is waning down as the summer is nearly over, many homeowners start to see some wear and tear on their A/C units that the warm summer temperatures cast. As people monitor the air conditioning, even with proper maintenance and care, the use and age of the unit can demonstrate some tell-tale signs you need some last-minute repairs before tucking into dormancy for the heating season. To ensure your air conditioning system is operating without issues, now is a good time through the start of fall to schedule an inspection service. Common problems affecting the air conditioner’s performance may likely emerge, and today, we at Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning would like to take the opportunity to list them to help you keep a vigilant eye out.
Clogged Air Filters
Air filters are among the most forgotten maintenance steps homeowners can do. Though the simple and usually quick chore can be forgotten about, it can lead to some of the worst problems that effects the HVAC system’s overall performance. The airflow becomes restricted when the filters are over encumbered. The filters should be changed once a month, particularly in the summer and especially if anyone lives in the home with asthma and allergies, there are indoor pets, or there are smokers. Clean and fresh filters on a monthly basis enhance the system’s performance and health, depending on the variable.
Air Conditioner Making Loud Noise
The air conditioner’s motor is what takes the brunt of the abuse as it combats the summer heat. It is very common for your motor to make odd sounds as the wear and tear incurred. You might find the unit breaking down as the motor manifests difficulty through the strange sounds. The most likely component is the fan, producing the humming sounds heard. If you hear the humming, or any other bizarre sounds, be sure to contact a pro as soon as possible to avoid costlier repairs.
Dirty AC Condenser Unit
Your outdoor unit is exposed to dirt, grease, debris, and even the encroaching vegetation that decreases air flow throughout day-to-day activities. Now is the best time to cut back the foliage and declutter around the unit as the fall season continues its approach. The unit, should at the very least, have 1 foot of clearance, however, for maximum safety, experts recommend allowing 3 feet. To ensure the air conditioner works well, the fins and coils should be cleaned; if you are not confident in the cleaning, a professional usually includes the service as a part of routine maintenance.
Central Air Conditioning Repairs, Clean & Check Tune Up Maintenance & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam Massachusetts
You can take care of your heating and cooling system at once by investing in an overall HVAC system tune-up service from Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning. While the heating system is prepared for upcoming chillier temperatures that are just around the corner, the summer toll on the A/C unit can get the care it needs. For your HVAC system tune-up for your Hampshire and Hamden County, Massachusetts home, call Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning.