How Your AC Works and When to Call for Service – Your air conditioner is an important part of your home. While it may not be something that helps you cook a meal or offers you a cushioned place to read, it makes those activities more enjoyable by keeping you cool. Imagine how uncomfortable curling up with a book on a steamy summer day would be without a source of cool air!
Yes, your AC is essential, and it is also a complicated system. Most people think of the operation of their unit in terms of “if it works it works” and leave it at that. We don’t want to get into too much detail, but we do want to give you a quick overview of how your AC does what it does so you can have a better idea of what to look for when it isn’t operating quite right.
How Your AC Works
Here is a quick look at how your air conditioner helps to keep you comfortable, so you know what it looks like when your system is doing its job right.
Step 1. When you realize your home is getting too warm you turn on your thermostat, which tells your air conditioner to start cooling down the house.
Step 2. The AC circulates the refrigerant through the evaporator coil, which pulls heat from the air that blows over the coil.
Step 3. The now-cooled air is blown through your ductwork to cool the home while your AC cycles the refrigerant to your outdoor unit. There it is condensed to release the captured heat.
Although this seems like an easy process, it involves many different moving parts that require upkeep. When the parts are unable to do their job, you need to contact Cranbury Comfort Systems for AC repair.
When to Call for Service
• Odd noises: Sounds such as rattling, banging, screeching, or hissing are never good when you are running your air conditioner. These can indicate issues ranging from a dusty filter to a refrigerant leak.
• Ice on your evaporator coil: All too often ignored, ice on your evaporator coil is a sign that the system isn’t absorbing heat correctly, which harms your system and hinders your comfort.
• No cool air: Your AC has one main job to do–cool your home. If your AC doesn’t accomplish this, the unit needs repairs as soon as possible.
• No response to the thermostat: When you set your thermostat to cool the house down, your AC should respond fairly quickly. If there’s a long delay in response or it doesn’t respond at all, you’ve got a problem.
These are only some of the possible issues that can pop up in your air conditioning system. While regular maintenance can reduce repairs, they aren’t entirely avoidable. When problems do arise, make sure you schedule a repair service with our team to get things working again.
Contact Cranbury Comfort Systems at 609-655-0200 for all of your heating and cooling needs. To keep your HVAC system running smoothly all year, contact us TODAY to set up a regular maintenance schedule and leave the worry to us!
BRINGING COMFORT TO YOUR HOME IS OUR TOP PRIORITY!!