While our spring season lasts much longer this year than usual, the beginning of summer has begun with much haste.
We went from cool weather to 90 degrees almost overnight, and 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 minutes while bringing in groceries, and it caused the temperature inside to shoot up. This made the air conditioner freeze as well, and I had to turn the system off for thirty minutes 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 today my air conditioner shut off for no apparent reason. No troubleshooting on my part could get the system to turn on again. I called my heating and cooling company and I was relieved when they said a technician was already en route to my house. While I was fearing the worst, my HVAC tech reassured me when he said that I just needed my condensate line cleaned. It had a clog inside and simply needed to be cleaned out with water and 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 and you’re forced to clean out the condensate line to get the a/c working again. Until it detects that the water can freely drain, the a/c will stay off. Older air conditioners in Orland Park, IL lacked this critical safety feature, leading to potential water leaks and water damage if you didn’t catch the problem right away.