When it comes to structural integrity heating and coolingsystems are very sound indeed but that doesn’t prevent them from experiencing problems such as repairs or even replacements. As we are approaching the summer months we should turn our attention to our air conditioning units in the home and making sure that they are firing on all cylinders. The perfect scenario here is that you get in early and have a full service on your cooling system whilst we are still in March and April, before those balmy summer months arrive. If you aren’t able to do that then here are some signs to look out for that it may be time to get your air conditioning unit looked at.
Very often when the components of the air conditioning unit begin to fail you will find that the system misfires. Sometimes it may take a while to get going and start working and other times you may find that it cuts out, and then you need to switch it off and back on again. If this is the case then you have an early sign of damage to the unit and you should call the professionals in to come and check it out and repair any parts which are required.
A friend of mine had terrible issues when she realized that her air conditioning unit was leaking water into the cavity wall behind where the outlay pipe was. Because this had gone undetected for quite some time she had damage to the wall and to the floor of her kitchen. You shouldn’t see any presence of water whatsoever when it comes to your air conditioning unit as they are designed to remove it entirely. If you do see water in or around your unit then you should switch it off and seek help.
Another telltale sign of a cooling system which needs to be repaired is that it could emit a foul smell. This smell is often the metal components inside the system rotting away or oxidizing and then the unit will pump out this air into your home. If you notice any kind of different smell then first give the unit a clean and try again, if it still smells then have it looked at by a professional.
If you and your family seem to be having more illness and infections than normal it could be as a result of your broken air conditioning unit. What can often happen is that the dirty, warm air is recirculated around the home and this can lead to breathing in harmful bacteria which then leads to colds, asthma flare ups and infections. If you have any suspicions at all about your cooling unit then you should have it looked at as soon as possible because the consequences can actually affect your health .