Although spring is still a couple of months away, it’s never too early to educate yourself about household appliances and indications that it’s time to call a professional. Below, you’ll find a discussion of some of the most common signs that you could benefit from air conditioning repairs. If you’re experiencing any of these issues or another one that isn’t listed here, contact the Quality Air Experts team to schedule an air conditioning repair appointment!
Six Signs You Need AC Repair Services
Your AC’s primary job is to fill your home with cool, refreshing air. If you feel warm air coming through your vents, the issue is likely being caused by an airflow problem or a malfunctioning compressor. Either way, if your air conditioning system can’t cool you off, it’s time to contact Air Quality Experts to schedule AC repairs.
High Energy Bills
Do you remember what your average utility bill was last spring and summer? How about the year before that? Small variations are to be expected, but a significant increase in your monthly utility bill could indicate that something’s going wrong with your air conditioner. Whether it’s a component malfunction or something as simple as a clogged filter preventing airflow, something is causing your system to use more power than it should.
Strange noises are a sure sign that something’s gone wrong. Some of the most common include:
- Banging and clanking often indicate loose or broken parts.
- Humming can indicate electrical problems.
- Screaming and high-pitched whistling sounds are often caused by refrigerant leaks and high internal pressure.
Although some sounds are more serious than others, it’s always a good idea to contact an HVAC company to schedule an inspection before the problem gets worse and leads to further damage.
Do you see a pool of liquid accumulating near your air conditioner? If so, it’s more likely than not that you have a refrigerant leak on your hands. Refrigerant is toxic, so be sure to keep pets and children away from the area if you suspect a leak. It’s also crucial to your air conditioner’s ability to do its job, and you’ll almost certainly notice a decrease in performance if the issue isn’t resolved.
Strange smells can be caused by dirty filters, electrical issues, and even mold and mildew that have accumulated in the unit or in your ducts.If you have mold in your ducts, you probably will have noticed an odd smell after using your heater, but there’s always the possibility that you have mold growth within the air conditioner itself. If you notice an odd smell of any kind after turning your air conditioner on, turn the unit off and wait for an HVAC technician to inspect it.
Cycling occurs when an air conditioner repeatedly turns on and off in a short period of time. The system could be rebooting due to a dirty filter, obstructed airflow, or because your home is either too big or too small for it to work properly. No matter the cause, it’s important to address cycling before it unnecessarily uses power and runs your electric bill through the roof.
Contact Quality Air Experts for AC Repairs
We hope that today’s post will help you as spring and summer approach and you find yourself turning on your air conditioning system for the first time in months. If you experience any of these signs that something’s gone wrong with your unit, remember that calling a professional won’t just save you time — it could also save you money. Letting a broken or malfunctioning unit go unaddressed could make the problem worse, potentially forcing you to purchase a new system altogether.