Summer weather often starts early in New Orleans, and the hot and humid weather taxes household air conditioning systems. Even with the best care for your central AC, with regular spring maintenance, you may end up facing a malfunctioning system at some point this summer.
Fortunately, you have Gowland’s on your side! We provide air conditioning repair in Slidell, LA and throughout the New Orleans area. We’re available at your convenience, not ours!
But the Problem Doesn’t Seem So Bad…
This is what we want to talk to you about. Sure, if your air conditioning system suddenly fails on you, you’ll know it’s time to call our NATE-certified professionals to repair it. But if you notice something smaller about the AC that seems “off” as the summer starts, you might not think it’s a big deal. Maybe you can wait.
Please, don’t delay repairs. You’ll save yourself money and a bigger problem farther down the road if you wait. Below are a few of the supposedly “small” malfunctions that tell you it’s time to pick up the phone.
- Odd noises: Weird sounds from the AC are something people ignore far too often. Rattling, clanging, hissing, grinding, etc. All of these are warning of mechanical failures or leaking refrigerant or other problems that will only worsen if left alone.
- Ice on the coil: Another serious problem that is often overlooked because people think that ice is a natural part of how an AC works. It isn’t! Ice on the evaporator coil means the coil isn’t absorbing enough heat from the air, and this could be due to many different problems with the AC, including low refrigerant that puts the compressor in danger.
- Uneven cooling: Are there some rooms in your house that are hotter than normal, while other rooms are the standard? This uneven cooling is often the first warning sign of an air conditioner that’s losing its general cooling power. It could also mean trouble with the blower fan.
- Rise in electrical bills: When the first monthly bills arrive after the AC has turned on, did they look suspiciously higher than normal? (Not counting the increase in costs from just having the AC on.) This often indicates a hidden issue in the air conditioner that’s putting extra pressure on the system to drain more power.
- Short cooling cycles: If the air conditioner isn’t completing at least a 15-minute cooling cycle, and instead turns on and off rapidly, it’s short-cycling. This will wear the AC down fast and waste power.
Please leave the job of diagnosing what’s wrong with your air conditioning system to our professionals. It’s important for us to identify the actual source of the malfunction so we know how to make the correct repair. This is one reason you should never try to do these repairs on your own, or trust an unlicensed amateur. We’ll get the job done right—and right the first time.
Call us for AC repair work. Gowland’s Heating & A/C has served New Orleans and the Surrounding Areas since 1999. Relationship over revenue!