Firing Up Your Air Conditioner For The First Time This Year? Signs It Needs Repairs

Every year there comes a time when the winter chill gives way to spring warmth. At some point during that warming period, it will get to the point where you need to run your air conditioning to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. However, it is important when you first fire up that air conditioner to cool down you home to pay attention to any signs that your air conditioning system is in need of repairs. Get to know some of those signs so you can be sure you get the AC repairs you need as soon as possible.

Your Air Conditioner Is Noisy When Running

When you start up your air conditioner for the first time after a long period of disuse through the winter, it is understandable that it will be a little noisy as it switches on. However, if your air conditioner continues to produce a great deal of noise after that initial startup (for more than a minute or two), then you likely have a bigger issue on your hands.

A noisy air conditioner can be a sign of numerous issues. There could be a part somewhere in the system that has become loose or has even disconnected from your air conditioner completely and is being tossed around inside of the system as it runs.

A loose or disconnected part will not only make your air conditioner loud and less efficient, it can also cause significant damage to other parts of the system because of the repeated contact. As such, when your air conditioner is noisy, you should shut it down and contact an AC repair expert to come in and find the parts that need to be reattached and repaired.

No Matter How Long It Runs, Your Home Doesn't Cool Down

If you fire up your air conditioner for the first time hoping to get nice and cool, you may be quite frustrated to find that the house remains the same temperature or even gets warmer while the system is running. When an air conditioner runs and no cooling occurs, there could be a number of issues at play.

The system may simply be out of coolant and need to be refilled. Alternatively, a fan (blower) or other major system component could be compromised or damaged causing warm air to circulate or get into the vents rather than cool. If your forced air system does not seem to be pushing sufficient air through the vents, it is likely the fans and blowers that need to be repaired.

With these tips in mind, you can know what signs to look out for when you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this year. That way you can get any repairs done as soon as possible so that your home does not feel like an oven in the summer heat. 

For more information, contact local professionals like Indoor Weather Professionals.