Signs your gas pack needs to be repaired
You rely on your gas pack to keep your family cool in the summer. When it starts doing any of these things, it might be time for a repair:
- It won’t turn on. If your gas pack isn’t turning on, there could be a problem with the thermostat. Either that, or it may have tripped a circuit breaker. You can flip the breaker yourself, but if your gas pack keeps tripping it, STOP! Don’t keep switching it back. You could overload your electrical panel!
- It’s making strange noises. If your gas pack is making weird sounds, it’s probably a cry for help! You might hear gurgling or hissing noises, which could signal a refrigerant leak. If you’re hearing grinding or screeching noises, it’s likely a problem with your gas pack’s air handler.
- It has a weak airflow. If you put your hand up to the vents in your home and the airflow feels weaker than usual, it might be an issue with your blower motor or fan belt.
- Your gas pack is covered in ice. If you have ice build-up on your gas pack, it might have a refrigerant leak or problems with airflow.
- It turns on and off frequently. Your gas pack should run for a good while before shutting off. It shouldn’t be turning off and on all the time. If it is, it might have airflow issues or thermostat problems. You might also have an oversized package unit that’s short cycling.
- It’s surrounded by water. If there’s a pool or puddle around your package unit, it usually means there’s a clog in your condensate line. This is the pipe that removes condensation from your gas pack when cooling down your home.