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The heat of another summer is just around the corner. Before you get caught off-guard with a broken air conditioner, isn’t it time to make sure it is ready for the summer heatwave? Check out these common signs that you need to repair or replace your A/C unit. 

Will Your A/C Make it Through Another Summer?

Testing your home’s air conditioner now will give you plenty of time to make any repair or replace the unit before you absolutely need it. Call your local HVAC company if you notice any of the following signs that your A/C is on its last legs.

Water is leaking from the unit. While it is normal for condensation to form on an A/C’s outside condenser while the unit is operating, it may be a sign that something is not right if you notice leaks either inside your home or when the air conditioner is not running. A clogged drain pipe or a damaged drain pan can cause condensation to form inside your home and lead to leaking. One of the most likely causes for outdoor leaks, while the unit is turned off, is the melting of frozen internal parts and is a clear sign you need to add additional refrigerant to your system.

The A/C runs continuously. The number one cause of an air conditioner which won’t turn off automatically is when a unit is not powerful enough to cool the area. The extreme strain an undersized A/C has to put up with often winds up damaging the unit’s thermostat or the fan. Forgetting to replace air filters or placing a source of heat, like electronics, too close to the A/C indoor thermostat can also make an air conditioner run longer than it should.

The number one cause of an air conditioner which won't turn off automatically is when a unit is not powerful enough to cool the area. The extreme strain an undersized A/C has to put up with often winds up damaging the unit's thermostat or the fan.

The air conditioner won’t blow cold air. There are several reasons why this may occur. The most common cause is incorrectly setting the thermostat, so be sure to double it is set to the correct temperature. A clogged or blocked filter is another reason why an A/C unit wouldn’t blow air properly. Turn off your air conditioner and remove the filter to check that it is clean. If your air filter is damaged or excessively dirty, replace it with a new one. Finally, your A/C’s fan may be broken. If you think the problem may be your fan, contact an HVAC professional to take a look.

Call Service Olympians

It is essential to choose the right HVAC professionals to care for your home’s air conditioner. Service Olympians is a veteran-owned and family-operated company serving residential and commercial properties in the greater Columbus area. Whether you need a quick repair or a new A/C installation, you can trust us at Service Olympians to do the job right, the first time. Call us at 614-383-7953 to arrange an appointment today.

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