Doing Your Part to Keep Your HVAC System Running

A few months ago, my air conditioner completely died. I woke up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, and I didn't know what to do. The next day, I called an HVAC expert, and they came out to inspect my system. It turned out that it had failed because of filthy filters and a clogged return duct, which made me sick to my stomach. I had caused the problem, and I needed to learn how to fix things. My HVAC professional taught me a few easy maintenance techniques that I didn't know before, so that I could maintain my new system. Check out this blog to learn more about HVAC yourself.

Warning Signs Your Air Conditioner's Condenser Unit Has Failed


A faulty air conditioning system can allow your home to become an insufferable place to be. One of the most common sources of air conditioning problems can be the compressor failing. This component can be essential for allowing the heat exchange that cools the air to occur, but homeowners may not always recognize the warning signs that their air conditioner has suffered a condenser failure.

Continuously Blowing Out Hot Air

An extremely noticeable indication of an air conditioning failure can be the unit beginning to blow out hot air. While there can be many potential causes for the unit to exhibit this behavior, it can often be the result of the condenser unit completely failing. Unfortunately, if your unit is suffering from this problem, it will likely make more sense to completely turn it off or set the unit to fan mode rather than attempt to continue running the air conditioning. This is due to the fact that the condenser will create heat, and if it is unable to cool, the unit is likely to blow more hot air into the home.

Frequent Cycling

One problem that can often be misdiagnosed by individuals is an air conditioner that is rapidly cycling. This occurs due to the condenser becoming overheated or experiencing electrical problems. As a result, the air conditioner may be able to work for brief periods of time before the unit switches off. Cycling can be a problem that requires rapid repairs. Otherwise, the unit may suffer serious electronic damages as a result of the overheating that is occurring. This type of extensive electrical damage to the air conditioner could lead to it needing to be replaced rather than being able to undergo repairs.

Grinding Sounds In Addition To Performance Decreases

While it is normal for air conditioning systems to produce a fairly large amount of noise, individuals should appreciate the fact that a grinding sound is an indication that the unit may be on the verge of a total break down. This is due to the fact that these grinding sounds may be produced by mechanical components being out of alignment or otherwise rubbing against each other in a way that they are not designed to do. In some instances, a condenser that is suffering from this problem may be able to be repaired by applying more lubricant to it. However, an AC repair technician will need to evaluate the unit to determine the scope of the damage.

For more information, contact an AC repair service today.


14 July 2020