If you would like to make sure that your central air conditioning system is going to work as well as it can for you throughout the entire summer, you will need to know the warning signs that there could be something going wrong. This way, you can have a skilled HVAC technician (such as one from D & R Service Inc) repair it for you. To help you determine when you should call for assistance, you will want to review the following points.
One Room Is Hotter Than The Rest
All of the rooms in your home should be a consistently cool temperature when you have the central air conditioning system running. However, if you have discovered that there is a room in your home that is suddenly no longer cooling off like the rest of the rooms in your home, then you need to call for an appointment with an HVAC contractor. He or she will send a small camera through the duct work system in order to determine if there is a break in the seams somewhere. If there is a piece of the duct work that has a crack or a separation between joints, some of the cool air is going to escape into the walls instead of making it all of the way into the room. Your HVAC contractor will need to access the duct work and repair or replace that section to solve this problem.
The Outside Unit Is Leaking A Lot Of Liquid
If you go outside and you notice that there is a large puddle forming around the base of the central air conditioning unit, you will want to schedule an appointment with a reputable HVAC technician. The issue may simply be that the drain hose has cracked. Then again, you could have a problem with leaking coolant and that is the liquid that you are finding on the ground. It is important to make sure that you are having this issue corrected immediately, especially if the coolant is leaking because once you completely run out of coolant, your air conditioning unit will not be able to cool down your house. More coolant will need to be added and the repairs will need to be made so you do not lose all of the new coolant that you are adding to your central air conditioning unit.
By reviewing those two signs of central air conditioning trouble, you will be able to figure out when it is time to call in a professional for prompt assistance.