When was the last time you had AC repair? With summer right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to check whether or not an AC repair is ideal for your system. Avoiding AC repair might save you money right now, but if your system desperately needs repairs or maintenance, then you’ll have to pay when you first go to use your air conditioner during the summer.
The summertime is one of the worst times to need AC repair, especially when you can usually avoid it by being proactive in advance. Avoid getting stuck with a non-functioning AC during the hottest days of the summer by checking on your AC system in advance. Look for the following signs that may indicate you’ll need AC repair.
1. Drastically Reduced Airflow
You can check how effective your air conditioner unit is by turning it on and placing your hand near your vents. If the airflow feels reduced or is not as strong as you remember, this may indicate that something is wrong with your air conditioner and that you may want to seek AC repair before the summer.
2. Airflow Is No Longer Cold
While you’re testing the strength of the airflow, turn the thermostat as low as it can go, or at least as low as you expect to set your AC during the summer. If the AC unit has a hard time keeping up with the demand for the lower temperature and refuses to provide any cool air, it may be a sign that AC repair is necessary.
If the airflow is barely cool and only blows out air that is room temperature, it’s even more important to get your AC repair completed before summer arrives. If you don’t, you might be stuck living in warm or hot air until an AC technician is able to visit your home.
3. Your AC Is Not Responding to the Thermostat
If you notice that your air conditioner is not responding to changes on the thermostat, there may even be a problem with the thermostat itself. Not all issues with the air conditioner are related to the fans, condensers, coolant, or ventilation, and instead may be related to the thermostat itself.
4. Abnormal Sounds and Odors
While the AC is running, if you notice unrecognizable or unusual sounds and odors, that’s a big sign that something is wrong with your air conditioner. Mold could be growing in the ventilation, parts could have gotten loose, or any other number of problems could have occurred that would require an AC repair. Not all of them are severe enough to indicate a thorough cleaning or replacement, but it is always best to get it checked out by a professional if you sense something is wrong.
Just because you find signs of a broken or non-functional air conditioning system, it doesn’t mean that the entire system has to be replaced. Often times it’s only a singular component or system within the air conditioner and that can usually be repaired. While there are some cases where a full replacement may be necessary, always check to see if you can get AC repair first.
Give us a call today at Comfort Experts to see if your unit needs AC repair.