Air conditioning problems always seem to occur at the worst possible times. Having an AC system that works is very important to your family’s comfort and well-being. If you can notice small issues early enough, it could save you more money in the long run. Some signs that you may need a repair or replacement soon include:
- Strange noises
When the AC is turned on, if you hear any abnormal scraping, grinding, or squealing noises, there may be a problem with the blower being out of place within the unit itself. Contacting an HVAC technician as soon as possible can help cause additional damage to other parts in the unit.
- Blowing warm air
No one purchases an air conditioning system for it to blow warm air. If your AC is not blowing out refreshingly cool air, this is a sign to have an HVAC technician take a look at it.
- Weird smell
If there is an odor coming from the air conditioner, then there is a problem. A smell can be a sign of a burned wire or even mold somewhere inside of the unit. This can cause your family to get sick, and we recommend having someone come to your home as soon as possible.
- Weak airflow
If you are feeling cool air, but very weak airflow, this is a sign of a dirty coil or a dying blower motor. An HVAC specialist will need to investigate the uncertainty of this issue.
- Leaking moisture
This is a sign of a refrigerant leak. You should contact a professional as soon as possible because refrigerants can cause unhealthy breathing air. OR the moisture may be from a blocked tube that is getting rid of the condensation. You may notice leaking or you may have ice inside the AC unit on the refrigerant lines outside of the condenser. Either way, call an HVAC specialist.
- Expensive energy bills
Is your energy bill higher than normal and you haven’t been using AC anymore than you usually do? This could be from an outdated thermostat, leaks, or the age of your air conditioning unit.
- High humidity levels
One of the jobs of an air conditioning system is to also help keep lower the humidity in your home. If you notice increasing humidity in your home, you may need a repair.
- Thermostat not working
Think of your thermostat as the command center of your AC unit. It communicates to the AC to let it know how much cold air it needs to create. If it is turning itself off after periods of time, or not turning on at all, this may be a thermostat issue.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, it may be time to give your heating and cooling specialist a call. It can save you money in the long run, by fixing the problems sooner than later. If you have had your air conditioner for over 15 years, it is a possibility that it may be time for a new air conditioning unit.
Call Northland Professional Heating & Cooling today, explain the issues you are having, and a specialist will be able to help get you on the schedule as soon as possible.
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It’s great that you mentioned how a weird smell could be a sign of a burned wire or even mold somewhere inside the unit. I turned on our AC unit last night and I noticed that there was some odd smell coming out of it. It was definitely not a good sign, so we should call for air conditioning repair services as soon as possible.