Your air conditioning system is a complicated system in your home that uses electricity. Since this system is used the majority of the day and night throughout the summertime, there is always a risk that an electrical problem could ensue at any time. Most homeowners do not have the electrical knowledge to perform an electrical repair should an issue arise. However, any homeowner can be attentive and catch warning signs of issues.
A furnace ignitor is a small part that lights your gas furnace so it can turn on and make heat. Newer gas furnaces don't rely on continuous pilot lights like old furnaces did. Instead, new furnaces send a signal to the ignitor that lights the flame when heat is needed.
The ignitor in your furnace may eventually go bad because they don't last as long as more durable parts of your furnace or the furnace itself.
The condensate drain line is where the condensation from your air conditioning system comes out. It then collects into a drip pan. This condensate line can clog with time and eventually lead to the condensation building up. If the condensation builds up in your air conditioning system, it can lead to your system freezing up, as this moisture will turn to ice. To prevent this from happening, you need to be sure your condensate drain doesn't clog.
If you've noticed your AC condenser has been sinking over the years because the concrete pad is disappearing into the soil, you may need to call an AC service and have the problem corrected before damage is done to your condenser. Here's a look at why a sinking condenser pad can be a problem and how you can elevate the condenser.
Why A Sinking Pad Is A Potential Problem
If the pad is still level, the problem isn't as bad as if one side of the pad is sinking faster than the opposite side.
In the hottest months of the year, having a working air conditioner in your home is essential. If your AC unit is not prepared for the job, however, you'll need to reach out to a professional to make any necessary repairs. When you only feel warm air blowing out of the vents, it's clear that something is wrong, but can you recognize additional clues that your air conditioner might be breaking down?