The hot summer temperatures have arrived in New England, making your air conditioning system more crucial than ever. The last thing you want to be dealing with on a 90+ degree day is a cooling system that isn’t working properly. As your system is running more frequently, issues can arise and know what to look out for, common issues, and solutions can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration.

The Condenser Isn’t Working

The condenser in your air conditioning system has the important job of condensing refrigerant from a gaseous state to a liquid state in order to produce the cool air your system pushes into your home. If your condensor isn’t working, check to make sure it is plugged in. If it isn’t, simpy plug it back in and it should start working again. If it is plugged in and the system is still not work, check to see if there is a breaker that has been tripped or a fuse that has been blown.

The Unit is Turning Off

If your air conditioning unit is turning off regularly, it could be caused by a dirty or blocked evaporator coil or condenser. When you schedule your regular maintenance appointment, your HVAC technician will be able to give these parts a good cleaning and get your unit running properly in no time.

System Isn’t Blowing Cold Air

Have you noticed the air blowing from your vents isn’t cold? This could be due to severa reasons but the first thing you should always do is to adjust your thermostat by a few degrees and see if there is any change. If this doesn’t help, change the air filter and clean the evaporator coil.

If the air is cold but your home isn’t cooling down, this can be caused by high outdoor temperatures and warm rays coming into your home through the windows. Try blocking these rays by closing curtains or binds.

Dripping Water

Leaking air conditioning systems and dripping water can cause water damage to your ceilings and walls and although it’s a pain, it’s a relative cheap and easy issue to fix. Most water leaks in air conditioning systems are due to dirty air filters or tube disconnections so if you noticed a leak, just replace your filter and reconnect the tube.

Keep your air conditioning system in good shape by scheduling an air conditioning tune-up appointment with Arlex Oil! Contact us today at 781-862-3400.