As the temperatures continue to get hotter and hotter throughout the Texas summer, your AC will be put to the test. The strain put on AC’s during the summer is why the season is the busiest for HVAC technicians. Here are some of the most common HVAC problems that you may encounter with your AC over the next few months.
Doesn’t Turn On / Unscheduled Shutdown
Imagine arriving at your residence on a sweltering summer day. You’re relieved to get to your cool home but when you arrive, the AC is not running. You attempt to turn it on, but it either doesn’t come on at all or runs for the beginning of the cooling cycle and then quits. This is one of the most frustrating problems imaginable.
Unfortunately, these issues tend to require an expert to be fixed. One thing you can try is resetting the breaker box and testing out the AC again. If that doesn’t work, it’s likely a faulty thermostat, which the experts at Ideal Partners can repair or replace in no time.
AC Freezing Up
We’ve probably all seen in-person or online a strange picture of an AC unit covered in ice on a sunny day. Well, those aren’t photoshopped photos. They’re actually the result of poor thermostat settings, dirty air filters, vent blockages, and various mechanical issues with the drain lines and refrigerant.
If your AC is freezing up, try replacing your air filters and ensuring that your thermostat isn’t set too cold on a cool summer night. If the problem persists, it won’t get better on its own, so call the professional at Ideal Partners.
With all the moving parts in modern AC units, there are bound to be some noises, but if your AC is making more noise than usual, or the sounds coming from it are peculiar, there is likely something wrong that is making the noise.
Squealing noises can often come from loosely mounted and poorly lubricated fan blades. Shaking and rattling noises can be due to a poorly fitted AC belt or the AC being mounted loosely to the ground. That’s not to mention buzzing that could indicate electrical issues.
If something sounds weird, then something probably is weird. The heat in Texas is no joke, and being stranded without AC for even a few days can be a major health risk. If your AC is struggling to keep up with the Texas summer, call Ideal Partners today for a free estimate on your AC repair or replacement.