The central air conditioning system in your home is a complex piece of machinery that is essential to maintaining a certain level of comfort in your home. When the central air conditioning system breaks down, however, it can cause discomfort. By scheduling regular maintenance on your unit, you can enjoy uninterrupted use of your central air system.
Determine the Source of the Problem
When your air conditioning system is not working properly, the first thing to do is determine the source of the problem. There can be any number of reasons that your unit is not working as it should, from a broken thermostat to a blown motor or a lack of Freon.
If the fan blades are not rotating on the exterior unit when the air conditioning system is turned on, the culprit could be a blown motor. This is a common problem and can happen when the motor is overloaded. This also happens when debris comes in contact with the motor. If, in fact, the blades are running and the motor is working properly, the next most likely problem is a broken thermostat.
Start by checking thermostat to ensure the temperature in the house corresponds with the reading on the dial. If the home is warmer than the indication on the dial, the problem is likely a malfunctioning thermostat. This is an easy fix and one that is often performed during regular maintenance.
In most cases warm air blowing from the vents indicates that the central air conditioner needs charged. Getting your Freon charged is part of maintaining your unit and is only required occasionally. If you are finding that you have to repeatedly recharge your Freon levels, this could indicate a leak in one of the lines.
Most people don’t notice there is a problem with their system until they are in the thick of the hottest summer months and their home is not cooling properly. A properly working air conditioning unit will blow ice cold air, and even a slight difference in temperature can indicate that the central air conditioner needs charged. Charging is simple and easy and will allow you to enjoy a comfortable climate at home.
Scheduling an annual maintenance check of your central air conditioning system is the best way to ensure that you will never be without cool air in your home. A certified heating cooling and air conditioning (HVAC) technician will perform regular service at your home, checking out all of the components and making sure they are working properly. He will also fix any broken units in the system and replace worn parts.
Don’t go a day without your air conditioner working at its peak. Schedule a maintenance appointment with your certified technician today.