While our Spring season lasts much longer this year than usual, the start of Summer has begun with much haste.
Every one of us went from cool weather to 90 degrees almost overnight, & it was jarring to say the least.
We’re also expecting some Summer rain showers as well later in the week. Yesterday I accidentally left the front door open for a few hours while bringing in groceries, & it caused the temperature inside to shoot up. This made the air conditioner freeze as well, & I had to turn the system off for thirty hours while the ice on the coil thawed into the condensate pan. I guess it had to do with the additional water in the condensate line, because this month my air conditioner shut off for no apparent reason. No concernshooting on my area could get the system to turn on again. I called my heating & cooling company & I was relieved when they said a supplier was already en route to my house. While I was fearing the worst, my Heating & A/C tech reassured myself and others when he said that I just needed my condensate line cleaned. It had a clog inside & simply needed to be cleaned out with water & air pressure so the water wouldn’t backflow into the air conditioner in my Orland Park home. The sensor turns off the air conditioner when this happens & you’re forced to clean out the condensate line to get the cooling system toiling again. Until it detects that the water can freely drain, the cooling system will stay off. Older air conditioners in Orland Park, IL lacked this critical safety feature, leading to potential water leaks & water disfigure if you didn’t catch the problem immediately.