Why September is a Rough Month for an Air Conditioner

There are two things about September that make it difficult for an air conditioner, even in the lovely Lynnwood and Seattle area. And when your air conditioner has a bad time, it can mean a bad time for you as well.

  • It is actually still summer for the first three weeks of September, making it one of the hotter months of the year. This means that an air conditioner very seldom gets a break after Labor Day.
  • After having done an enormous amount of work since June, the stress and dirt build up can finally catch up with your air conditioner in September. 

What to Watch Out For

September, more than any other time of the year, is when you need to be aware of signs that your AC is having a hard time doing its job. When you notice any of the following, call Kings Heating and Air Conditioning for air conditioning services.

  • Short cycling. A full cooling cycle should last approximately 15 minutes. If your AC’s compressor is shutting down and then turning back on in less time than that then there’s something wrong. It could be that the motors are dirty, capacitors are breaking down, a clogged air filter, or leaking refrigerant. These are all problems that can occur in September.
  • Uneven cooling. One of the earliest warnings when an air conditioner starts to lose its ability to cool, is poor distribution of cooling around the house. Less cool air is received by the rooms that are the further away along the ductwork. If you have “hot spots” in the house, you need to check the air conditioner to see if there is something wrong.
  • Strange noises. An air conditioner has one of the best early warning systems. It starts to make strange sounds, such as grinding, clicking and shrieking, which you really don’t want to hear. You will need to call a licensed technician to find out what is causing the noise and solve the problem.

Avoid the Temptation to Leave It for Later

Even though cooler Washington weather is on the way, you shouldn’t drag your feet having the problem fixed. Running your air conditioner with a malfunction is something you really don’t want to do.  If you contact us at Kings Heating and Air Conditioning immediately to repair the unit, you’ll save money, lessen the chance of a breakdown and increase the air conditioner’s lifespan.


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