Summer Is on the Way – How to Tell if Your Air Conditioner Is Broken

How to Tell if Your Air Conditioner Is BrokenIt’s no secret that hot and humid days are quite common in the New Jersey area. Not everyone is lucky enough to have an outdoor pool to get immediate relief from the heat with a cannon-ball sized splash. Most of us do; however, have air conditioners that can provide a refreshing temperature at home.

Though maybe that doesn’t sound as fun as bounding on a diving board getting ready to splash unexpected bystanders, your AC should do the job to keep you cool. Should. Over time, unfortunately, your AC may begin lacking in the cooling department…while some people think that the solution is to crank it up all the way, that might be one of the first signs on how to tell if your air conditioner is broken.

The cooling professionals at Point Bay have put together the top signs you should look out for that could, indeed, point to a broken AC. If any of these apply to you, give us a call at (732) 349-5059 to assist you with your air conditioning needs.

How to tell if your air conditioner is broken

Many people don’t know how to tell if their air conditioner is broken, but it’s actually quite simple. There are multiple parts that can be the culprit of the broken air conditioner and it’s important to know when and how to spot them. For solid units, the lifespan of an AC is around 12 years, but many last much less than that because of global temperatures rising, over usage, and improper maintenance.

Two of the most common signs to look out for include leaking water and warm air. But thankfully, with a few quick fixes you can save your unit!

Leaking Water

When leaking water is found near your HVAC system, we need to make sure that the line isn’t clogged or even completely disconnected. If the air conditioning unit cycles on and off continuously, it may be due to the condenser and fan not being completely clean. If this doesn’t seem to work, a trained professional at Point Bay can also properly check the thermostat to declare if the unit is completely broken.

Warm Air

One of the most common problems we hear is that the AC doesn’t make the area cold enough and could even be pushing out warm air. By removing any debris near the condenser as well as replacement of the air filter, this can be changed rather quickly. AC units need shade in order to prevent being overworked. You can create ample shade with surrounding bushes or a fence so that the unit is able to provide enough cool air to lower the room temperatures inside. Insulation and refrigerant lines will also be inspected at and possibly replaced if the unit is not cooling properly.

Fix or Replace: When It’s Time To “Let It Go”

While the above tips and maintenance tricks can help prevent a complete breakdown of your unit, there are parts of an AC that will mean the difference between fixing the unit and completely replacing it.

If you spot leaking water or if your air conditioning unit stops working at its full capacity, call us immediately. Let the professionals handle the heat to get you and your family back at a comfortably cool temperature. Contact us at 732-349-5059 today!