With the daytime temperatures in Vero Beach, Florida, still reaching the lower 80s, most homeowners are continuing to use their air conditioners. Although the hottest and harshest part of the cooling season has passed, your AC system might still experience problems. After all, it’s worked hard to ensure your family feels comfortably cool all summer long. Here are some of the most common signs that your air conditioner is in trouble and requires professional attention:

Inadequate Cooling

There are a handful of issues that can cause your air conditioner not to cool your home properly. If your home feels unreasonably warm while your AC system is running, it could be because the filter is dirty or the thermostat settings are wrong. Make sure your HVAC system’s air filter isn’t clogged and that your thermostat is set to cool.

Also, take a look at the area around the air conditioner’s outdoor unit. Clear it of debris and vegetation, making sure there’s at least 2 feet of clearance. Make sure also to remove anything that has fallen on top of the unit.

These issues can cause your AC system to blow warm air and will require professional attention:

  • Low or leaking refrigerant
  • Faulty capacitors or compressor
  • Major cracks in the ductwork

Dripping Water

Like your HVAC system’s air filter, the condensate drain line can become clogged with dirt and other impediments. When it clogs, the drain pan will quickly fill up with water. The water will eventually overflow, and it can damage the air conditioner and anything around the drain pan. Check the drain line and pan periodically, and clear them as needed.

No Cooling At All

Although it’s not as humid or hot outside, you still don’t want to find out that your air conditioner isn’t turning on. If this happens, the best scenario is that you’ve blown a fuse. The worst would be that your blower or condenser fan motor has worn out. If this is the case, you might want to consider replacing the unit with a newer, more energy-efficient model.

Is your air conditioner giving you trouble? The HVAC experts at Barker Air Conditioning and Heating can repair the problem or help you find an affordable replacement. Contact us at 772-562-2103 to learn more.

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