Having air conditioning repairs done to your system can be expensive. Most people do not think about the air conditioning system until they have a problem. If your system needs repairs I wanted to give you some symptoms to look for. I know that some of these tips seem obvious but our office gets a lot of calls that have these problems listed on the service tickets. My main goal with this article is to help you know what to look for when a problem occurs. Also, the sooner you recognize the problem, the sooner we can get a technician over to your home to repair it.
One of the major indicators that your air conditioning system might need to be repaired would obviously be that it is not cooling. But what you might not know are the small indicators that will let you know this. One sign that many people fail to notice is the thermostat. If your thermostat is not cooling down to the temperature you have set it at, turning the set point down is not going to fix this problem. Another symptom to look for would be the unit not turning on.
Another indicator that your system needs to be repaired would be loud noises. The compressor is the heart of an air conditioning system and when they do not have oil flowing through them it does not sound good. Metal is banging against metal! So when and if you hear the outside unit making a loud noise, you might want to schedule a repair with Sinclair.
The last symptom that a lot of people notice but do not understand is ice. We get a lot of calls like this. The customer notices ice on the unit and wants us to come out “Now” and fix it. The only problem with this is we will not be able to do any repairs until the ice is completely thawed. The best thing that a customer can do is turn the system setting to “Off.” This will help ice on the unit thaw because the compressor is not running. Another important tip to remember is this is not a quick process, depending on how much ice is on the unit and the ambient temperature, it can take up to 4 hours on average.
The easiest way to avoid problems is to have a technician come out twice a year and look the system over to make sure it is in proper working order. If you follow these tips and check out our Comfort Customer Agreement you will be prepared when your air conditioning system breaks down. Did I miss anything?