Air conditioning repairs are often time-consuming and can be quite costly—that is, if those repair needs aren’t discovered right away. Fortunately, if you are a diligent homeowner who has maintenance done at least once a year for your AC, then our technicians can alert you to small needs before they become much bigger and result in the need for emergency repairs or even premature system replacement.
Of course, even with maintenance, there is still a chance that a repair need will crop up every now and then. Therefore, it’s important that you be aware of the signs of an air conditioner in disrepair, so you can give us a call when those signs pop up, and we can get it fixed for you ASAP. Read on to learn some indicators.
Generally Poor Performance
Have you noticed that your air conditioner is blowing lukewarm air? Maybe you’ve discovered some rooms are cooling down as they always have, but there are some hot spots. You may have ductwork damage, a refrigerant leak, a faulty compressor, or even a problem with the blower motor or fans.
There is no such thing as a quiet air conditioner! Of course, there are high-efficiency systems on the market today that make for a much quieter experience. But you’re always going to hear the fans starting up and the whoosh of hot air exiting your home and cool air coming in. What you shouldn’t hear, however, is anything outside of the normal hums and beeps of your AC and its thermostat.
This can include screeching, grinding, hissing, or clanging. You might have something like worn motor bearings—this is a natural part of wear and tear but still requires professional help. You could have something more serious, like a refrigerant leak or loose component. Whatever the case, it’s time to give our team a call.
Air conditioners are designed to cycle clean air into your home. Any smell coming from the AC unit could indicate a pest infestation, mold, or damaged insulation. All these things can be harmful to you, so it is best to address them early.
There are times when you set your thermostat to a certain temperature; however, your ambient temperature is higher. In this case, you should call our pros to see what’s going on.
Leaks and Moisture
An AC system might leak due to a broken condensate drain or overflowing condensate pan, causing the moisture to spread through its various components and in your house. Since air conditioners are meant to stay dry, and moisture leads to mildew growth and causes parts to rust, you should tend to this quickly by giving our team a call.
We also briefly mentioned refrigerant leaks. Refrigerant is something that should never leave your AC system. If it does, the leak needs to be repaired and the refrigerant recharged (refilled). Without the right charge of refrigerant, you could find yourself facing compressor damage and maybe even find yourself facing premature system replacement.
Contact AllTech Services, Inc. today for quality AC repair in Woodbridge, VA