Now that your air conditioner was able to keep up with the demand of summer, it is starting to wind down, if you haven’t shut it off completely and enjoyed the natural moderate temperatures. During the hotter times of the day until the cool weather officially sets in, homeowners should continue to monitor their air conditioner. Even if you properly maintain your cooling system, the normal wear continues, especially as the air conditioner season demands increase. To make sure the strain did not do anything to decrease the efficiency, it can be it is a good idea to invest in a professional HVAC system inspection. As the summer wanes and temperatures cool, you may spot some common problems affecting the air conditioner’s performance. With that in mind, we at Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning would like to share some common end of season issues.
Air Conditioner Won’t Cool & Other Problems
Air Conditioner Making Loud Noises: To combat the summer heat, the air conditioner’s motor is what takes the most abuse. Incurring wear and tear during the hotter months is very common for your motor to make odd sounds. With the motor showing difficulty through the strange sounds, you might find the unit going out. As the fan, the most likely culprit, struggles to perform, many can hear the humming sound it produces. You should consider a professional to check out the unit if you hear the humming or other unusual sounds promptly.
Clogged Air Filters: Though we may promise ourselves the air filters will be changed out on a routine schedule, they are not always taken care of. When the air filter is over encumbered, the air flow is restricted. Optimally, especially if you smoke indoors, have pets, or people with asthma and allergies, the filters should be changed once a month, particularly in the summer. Depending on the variables, systems do optimally with clean, fresh filters on a monthly basis. It is one of the cheapest and easiest of the preventative maintenance homeowners can do.
Need to Clean AC Unit Outside: There are a lot of activities, such as BBQs, and other outdoor events that exposes your outdoor unit to grease, dirt, debris, and even the encroaching vegetation that decreases air flow. As the fall is firmly moving in, now is the best time to cut back the foliage and declutter around the unit. Optimally 1 foot of clearance is adequate but for maximum, 3 feet is best. The coils and fins should be cleaned, to ensure the air conditioner works well; if you are not confident in the cleaning, hire a pro.
HVAC Repair, Replacement, Inspections & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson Chicopee & Agawam Massachusetts
By investing in an overall HVAC system tune-up service, you can take care of your heating and cooling system at once. The toll the summer took on your air conditioning can be cared for and corrected while the heating system is prepared for upcoming chillier temperatures that are just around the corner. Call Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning today to get started on your HVAC system tune-up for your Hampshire and Hamden County, Massachusetts home.