AC Troubleshooting

Why does it always seem like the air conditioner will only quit working on the hottest dog day of the summer?

Just as sure as the summer heat is coming back to Troy and the Capital District of New York State, so too is the potential for problems with your air conditioning system. Be prepared for those troubles, so you will know when it’s time to call your friendly repairperson to keep you from getting too hot under the collar from dealing with your AC breakdown.

At Family Danz Heating & Cooling, we have the expert technicians to keep your entire AC system up and running all summer long. But take a minute to familiarize yourself with some of the warning signs that you have issues … and we aren’t talking about your vintage magazine collection.

For proper indoor cooling, the AC condenser fan needs to be operating correctly to expel the hot air outside. If the fan isn’t running, the heat stays trapped in the air conditioning unit. That can cause severe damage and high cooling bills without any cooling results.

The coils inside your air conditioning unit can get dirty, and that prevents them from removing the heat from the air efficiently. Bacteria and other contaminants mixing with wet air cause that slime you feel on the coils. Once the coil becomes slimy, it is actually insulated from the heat and won’t absorb it like it should.

Leaks in your ductwork are the biggest loss of energy — as well as the money spent trying to keep the place cool. You’ll likely also see contaminants like mold, dust, and moisture, along with nasty allergens, if you have leaky ducts. And no matter what anybody says, duct tape around the leaks are not a good enough seal.

How do you know when your air conditioner is getting ready to send you calling our expert technicians for a repair? The age is the best indicator … you can check the estimated age expectancy of your system, and plan accordingly as you approach that date. If your bills are going up, while your air cooling performance is going down, it’s also time to make that call. Likewise if you experience moldy or nasty odors, funny noises, power fluctuations, and any kind of dirty accumulation on the grills, it‘s time to call for help.

At Family Danz, we want to help you keep your cool no matter what the temperature is outdoors. If you think you are on the verge of losing your AC — or if it’s already given up on you — give us a call today!

Family Danz Heating & Cooling is a full-service heating and air conditioning contractor, offering sales and service all through the Capital District of New York State including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and Troy. If you would like more information on any of our services, call us today at 518-427-8685.