Summer is going to come to a close in the next few weeks, and with that comes lowered temperatures. With your air conditioning system getting a lot of use over the past few months, it’s likely that it’s accrued wear and tear. Even if you had pre-season maintenance done on your cooling system, it’s still likely that this late in the season you may need air conditioning repair in Morton Grove, IL.
We completely understand how tempting it is to ignore late season AC repair needs. After all, it’s going to be fall soon enough and you won’t even need your cooling system, right? But, to ensure that your air conditioner lasts through the rest of the warm weather and is up to do its job next year, it’s essential that you take care of any problems that exist—right away.
Late Season AC Repair Needs to Watch For
- Ice on Your System: There are many homeowners out there who believe that seeing ice anywhere on their air conditioner is normal. After all, your air conditioner produces cold air, right? Maybe your air conditioner is working too effectively! This is wrong, unfortunately. Ice on your air conditioner means that your evaporator coil is getting too cold and causing condensation to freeze. This might be resolved by simply changing out the air filter if it’s dirty or clogged, or having the coil itself professionally cleaned after the source of the problem is found. The source could be a refrigerant leak, which is a much more urgent problem, since it can lead to a complete system failure.
- Short-Cycling: When you hear your central cooling system running, it should be in fairly regular and gradual cycles. What you shouldn’t hear is your system starting up, running briefly, then cycling back down once more. If this is occurring, then your cooling system is going through a process known as short-cycling. This is a big problem and could be the result of many other issues. It might be that you have a refrigerant leak, or perhaps a dirty coil. Other possible issues are malfunctioning capacitors, thermostats, or any other components that are essential to the operation of your air conditioner.
- Strange Noises: If your cooling system is pumping out lukewarm or even hot air, then you’re of course going to know that something is wrong with it. However, what if your air conditioner seems to be functioning fairly normally, but is making some odd sounds you’ve never heard before? Would you just ignore them? Write them off as a minor nuisance? We hope not! When your AC is making loud and unfamiliar noises, it’s telling you something is wrong. From grinding sounds to screeching from metal against metal, or even the thumping of a loose component, strange noises are often the first sign that something is amiss with your air conditioner.
Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning is the team you can trust for quality air conditioning services. Contact us today, whether you have a problem that needs to be checked out or even if you’d like to schedule a maintenance appointment.