Having air conditioner troubles during the summer can be a nightmare. Your home is meant to be a comfortable space, and when a vital part of keeping your house cool in the summer begins to malfunction, sometimes you can go into a bit of a panic mode! Often when an air conditioner is not cooling your home as well as it used to, or not at all, there’s a pretty simple and logical fix to the issue. If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, don’t panic, it could be one of these issues.
Your Thermostat is Broken
Central air conditioning operates through your furnace and in partnership with your thermostat. If your thermostat isn’t working properly and reading the wrong temperature of the house, it may be signalling your air conditioner that it doesn’t need to be running. In this case, we suggest replacing your thermostat to get the cool air going again.
There’s an Issue with Your Air Filter
If your furnace filter is clogged with dust and debris, it can impair your air conditioner’s ability to do its job. Sometimes when life gets busy, we can forget that the filter needs to be checked and changed regularly. To remedy this, all you have to do is replace the old air filter with a fresh one that you can easily and inexpensively purchase through Delta. For best results, try to check your air filter once a month and change it out at least every 90 days.
Your Outdoor Unit Needs to be Cleaned
The outdoor unit of your air conditioning system is exposed to the elements all year-round. If your outdoor unit becomes too dirty or covered with debris, it can make its way into the internal mechanisms of the system, which can lead to reduced efficiency or even a breakdown! Occasionally, giving the outdoor unit a careful wipe down with water and soap, and keeping the foliage around it trimmed, will help prevent this issue.
Your Refrigerant is Leaking
If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, and you notice that there is ice build-up on the unit, or a strange hissing sound coming from inside, there is a chance your unit is leaking refrigerant. This situation should be handled by professionals only, which means you should turn your air conditioner off immediately and call Delta for repairs.
You Need to Call the Professionals
If you experience a refrigerant leak or any other kind of issue that cannot be solved by homeowner upkeep like those stated above, contact Delta to make sure the issue is taken care of properly and promptly. If you’re ever not sure what to do, the best course of action is to call professionals for help. At Delta, our team takes pride in installing and maintaining each and every one of our customers’ air conditioners carefully and professionally.
To learn more about air conditioner maintenance, or to schedule a repair,
don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly technicians.
Delta Air Systems is proud to have been providing quality cooling service to the Kitchener-Waterloo region for over 65 years. Our team of certified specialists work hard to ensure complete customer satisfaction on every air conditioner installation.