Signs and Symptoms that May Call for AC Repair

2 Jul

Everyone might love a hot summer when out on the beach or on the road, but the high temperature isn’t as well-appreciated inside the house. For this reason, it’s important for homeowners to learn how to identify the signs of a failing air conditioner before it’s too late and their home becomes every bit of an oven as the outdoors.

Poor Airflow

You don’t have to check your air conditioner for you to know if the air in the room isn’t as cool as it’s supposed to be. If you think that your AC is putting out less and less cool air, it might be too old to function properly, in which case a replacement is necessary. Otherwise, something might be wrong with the blower.

Water Leaks

Air conditioners shouldn’t be leaking; they have special drain tubes that prevent moisture buildup (caused by condensation in the coils) from accumulating underneath the unit. So if you notice that your AC has a water leak or is constantly wet, call an HVAC contractor or repair professional immediately to have the drain tubes repaired.

Noises and Odors

If there are strange smells coming out of your AC, there might be microorganisms (usually fungi or mold) thriving inside it, so be sure to clean it out before calling a contractor for further inspection and maintenance. Strange banging noises on the other hand, might be coming from an improperly installed fan or mechanical components smashing against each other.

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