- Your Air Conditioner Can't Cool Your Home
One of the most common indicators that your AC needs a repair, is when you turn your air on and don’t feel the air blowing out. If your ducts don’t become cooler as the day goes on, it’s a safe sign that your air conditioner unit needs some professional care. A common indicator that you have a malfunctioning air conditioner is when the temperature in your home isn’t cooling down at a reasonable time span or the air conditioner won’t turn on. If you are facing any of these problems, then we suggest you get them fixed as soon as possible in order to prevent unnecessary utility bills.
- Noise is Coming From Your Air Conditioner
If you are hearing odd noises coming from your air conditioner, such as squealing or grinding, then know that your air conditioner is in need of a repair, even if everything else is working properly. A possible repair to your air conditioner is a thorough cleaning or a tightening that has come loose and is making the unusual noise. Regardless, this is a great warning sign of a failing air conditioner and, if caught early, can save you a lot of money in the long run without having to pay for significant repairs to the unit.
- Smell is Coming From Your Air Conditioner
Another unusual sign of air conditioner failure is poor smell. If the air from your air conditioner is coming out mildewy, then this is an indicator that may have mold in your ductwork, dirty cooling coils or even a clogged condensate drain. Having mold in your ductwork can be a major health concern. The reason being is that the air that comes out of your AC unit can be contaminated with mold particles which can get into your lungs and cause breathing issues. If mold is indeed the reason for your smelly AC, then we highly recommend to get this issue fixed as soon as possible in order to prevent health issues.. Luckily, If your home is covered with a home warranty, you can get an air conditioning tune-up in the springtime to combat some of these problems.
- A Leaking or Frozen Air Conditioning Unit
If you notice leaking, puddling, or freezing on your air conditioning unit, you most likely have an AC drain line blockage. When your air conditioning unit is blocked or leaking, the excess condensation can freeze onto the coils, leak out, or puddle onto the ground. There’s also a chance of this being a sign of a Freon leak, a fluorinated hydrocarbons chemical that is dangerous and can cause a variety of health issues for humans and pets. If you notice excess water around your air conditioning unit, give your home warranty company a call immediately. It is much better to get this issue resolved before it is too late.
- High Energy Bills
Are you seeing a sudden increase in your utility bills? This is a warning sign that there is probably something wrong with your AC unit. Usually, it is an indicator that your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently and is lagging when trying to cool your home. A possible explanation to the problem could be a burning out of the mechanical components due to it running at such a high level for so long. To fix this issue, we suggest you call a certified air conditioner repair company or your home warranty company to avoid the unnecessary energy bills.
We hope that we've helped you gain a better understanding on how to know when your air conditioner needs repair. Next time you notice one of these signs above, know that it probably has something to do with your AC unit. Should you need to repair your AC unit, give us a call at (877) 848-4822 and we will be more than happy to assist you.