Summer is coming, we are all getting our pools ready, stacking food for
cookouts, and tucking our winter wardrobes away. While we are busy doing
other things, we usually expect the central air conditioning to work after
a quick tune up and clean up. However, some signs can’t be ignored
and are the indications that service is needed.
Call a Cambridge HVAC specialist if you notice any of the following warning signs:
No power, AC not turning on
If your system won’t turn on, there are a few things you can check
to troubleshoot the issue. Make sure the thermostat is set correctly to
“cool” mode with new battery. If you can’t hear the
system running and no air blowing from the vents, double check the circuit
breaker. If that doesn’t work, there may be a broken wire in the
wiring. Schedule an AC service technician to fix the loose connection.
Excessive noises coming from the system
Does the system sound right? Do you notice that it sounds the same as
it did last year? The most common cause of excessive noises could be that
the fan motor is trapped with debris, such as leaves and twigs, or that
the motor bearings need replacement. You will need to stop the system
to prevent further damage.
Uneven cooling throughout your home
If you’ve noticed that some rooms in your home are too cool and
some are not cool enough, your system could have a few issues. Air filters
get clogged and can restrict flow, so be sure to change your system’s
filter. Also, if the unbalance continues in your system, you could research
some automatic vent dampers.
Leaks around a filter or on the piping can cause some significant Air
Conditioning loss. If you see a cobweb blowing in the breeze around your
duct piping, it needs to be repaired.
System is not blowing cool air
If your system is not blowing cold air, call a pro! If you tried everything
above and still have no cold air, call a pro. Also, keep in mind if your
system is close to 20 years old, be sure to weigh out the investment of
repair vs. replace. Some systems may be too old and inefficient to repair.
Even if your Central Air Conditioning is performing spectacularly, you
should still schedule a simple tune-up to ensure its health. At Winters
Home Services, our AC tune up is only $99! Call us today at (617) 977-3101
to schedule service.