We don’t want to lecture you, but we have to say this right off the bat.
Every air conditioning problem will benefit from immediate service. Delays in service will only increase the amount of energy used, and that’s not going to look good on your monthly energy bill.
But we do understand that not every time is a good time to call for repairs. Even so, we’d like to highlight at least three problems that really shouldn’t be waited on under any circumstances. If you’re suffering from any of these issues and can’t get repairs from an air conditioning service in Nanuet, NY, then you should at the very least turn off the air conditioner and not use it until the problem is fixed.
No matter what the cause is, refrigerant leaks are always a reason for immediate service.
The AC’s heat transferring process is completely reliant upon refrigerant, so even the smallest leak will gradually throw the whole system off balance. In the short-term, your AC will have to work harder to compensate; these efforts will appear as an increase on your next energy bill. In the long-term, you can expect a break down that forces you to call in for repairs or replacement.
Short-cycling is when your AC frequently or rapidly turns on and off. There are many reasons for short-cycling, and some of those reasons alone can be enough for an emergency repair call. Assuming that’s not the case, though, short-cycling will have the same effect on your system regardless of the cause:
- Increased wear and tear on the system: Of all the AC’s functions, starting it up requires the most amount of energy. You can imagine then that countless starting cycles per-day can have a detrimental effect on your AC’s components over time.
- It won’t actually get the job done: ACs are designed to run fewer, longer cooling cycles in order to keep your home cool as long as possible. Short-cycling does just the opposite, wasting energy and never even getting the home down to the desired temperature.
- Extremely inefficient: Your AC won’t stop until it reaches the temperature you’ve set for it on the thermostat. However, as we just explained, an AC that can never get there is only going to waste more and more energy.
AC Running but Not Cooling
There are many reasons for why an AC would suddenly stop blowing cool air through your home, but they can usually be boiled down to these two causes:
- Component failure: ACs are finely tuned machines, so if just one component is not working the way it’s supposed to, it can create a domino-effect on your unit’s efficiency. Worst of all, the unit might appear to be working perfectly fine until you realize it isn’t doing its job.
- Dust and Dirt: Dirty air filters are the number one culprit when it comes to a clogged system. An air filter full of dust won’t allow clean air to come through, and your AC will have to work harder than usual. That accumulated dust and dirt can also make its way through the system, wreaking havoc on coils or fans.
If you’ve got an AC emergency, we can help. Contact EB Design Air Inc. today! We won’t leave your home or business until you’re 100% satisfied.