With summer just around the corner, soon you will be putting your air conditioning in Frazer, PA to use to keep your home comfortable. It is also a great time to help you recognize these top four home air system emergencies that require an expert to make repairs.
1. High-Pitched Scream or Hissing from Outside Unit
If you ever hear a high-pitched scream or hissing from your air conditioner’s outside condenser cabinet, it is time to turn off your system immediately. This could be a sign that a dangerous level of pressure has built up inside the system’s compressor, which is also located in the cabinet. To avoid further damage to your system, damage to your home, or personal injury, do not turn your air conditioner back on. Call to have the system serviced by a professional.
2. Electrical Circuit Trips When Unit Turns On
If your air conditioner’s circuit breaker trips when the unit turns on, first try to reset the breaker. However, if it trips the circuit a second time, it is time to leave the circuit breaker in the off position. This is a safety mechanism that could mean that there is a serious electrical issue with your system that could cause electrical shock, damage to your home’s electrical system, or cause a fire. You will need to have your system inspected by an air conditioning expert.
3. You Hear a Screeching Metal on Metal Sound
If you hear a screeching metal on metal sound when your air conditioner comes on or shuts down, you need to call to schedule a repair as soon as possible. The bearings in your system’s fan motor could be wearing out. It is not a good idea to continue running your system until it is repaired because the motor could seize and cause further damage to your cooling system.
4. Your Air Conditioner is Not Cooling
If your air conditioner is not cooling, and you have checked to make sure your thermostat is working properly, your system could be low on refrigerant. You will need to call for service to have the level of refrigerant measured and your system checked for leaks.
We Can Help!
The best way to avoid these four problems during the summer is to make sure your air conditioner has a preventive maintenance service. During this service, our expert technicians will inspect your system to look for problems that can turn into major repairs if not fixed before putting your unit into service for the summer. Call us today to schedule your service.