We don’t usually think about our A/C it stops working and we’re stuck in a hot mess. But if your A/C unit needs repaired, there will be signs that it needs repaired before it’s too late.
Below are some indications that your system needs service and/or repair.
Warm Air Blowing
This is not only uncomfortable, it’s also a sign that something is wrong with your system. One possibility is that your system’s compressor has failed or needs service. It can also be a sign of a refrigerant leak, which could come with costly repairs. Or, it could mean you have a bad capacitor or blown fuse, which is usually an easy fix.
If you smell something that seems off, it probably is. A foul, pungent odor in your vents may be a sign the wire insulation in your unit has burned out. A musty smell could mean mold growth inside your unit or ductwork.
Your A/C unit should never be making loud noises. Squealing or grinding noises could be an indication of a slipped belt, motor problems or components that need lubrication. These are serious issues that could lead to major damage, and they need immediate attention from a professional AC repair technician.
Water standing near your air conditioner could be a sign that the drain tube, is either blocked or broken. Although it’s a simple fix, this needs to be fixed quickly in order to avoid mold. Another type of leak could be from refrigerant from your system. This is a serious problem, posing a health risk to you and your family. Call a professional immediately and get it fixed right away if you suspect a refrigerant leak.
If there is limited air flow, check your air filter first. A dirty air filter can affect airflow throughout your entire system. Lack of airflow is also a sign your compressor may be failing. If this is the case, you may need to consider replacing your system.
Regular maintenance can catch a lot of these problems ahead of time avoiding major, costly repairs. At Weather Master, we can help with all of your A/C system needs. Schedule your next appointment online or text us at (919) 752-4999.