We don’t usually think about our AC it stops working and we’re stuck in a hot mess. But if your AC needs repaired, there will be signs that it needs to be fixed before it’s too late.
Below are some indications that your AC 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 AC system. This is a serious problem, posing a health risk to you and your family. Call a professional HVAC contractor 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 air conditioning system.
Need AC repair or maintenance in the Raleigh, NC area?
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 AC system needs. Schedule your next appointment online or text us at (919) 752-4999.