With summer upon us, it’s easy to get carried away with the summer events, festivities, and visiting family. Whether you’re traveling, embarking on summer adventures, having guests over, or just relaxing for the summer, your summer can quickly be ruined by a faulty air conditioning system. When you notice your AC isn’t working as intended, schedule an AC repair company visit to immediately assess the situation. Consider these signs to help you realize when it’s time for a full repair.
1.) The System Doesn’t Turn On
This is one of the easiest ways to determine if your AC repair is working or not. If it doesn’t turn on, it’s suspected to be broken. Before you take any further action, check your electrical breakers to make sure that you haven’t blown a fuse. Once you’ve done this and can conclude that the breakers are fine and it’s just the AC system that’s not working, it’s time to give an AC repair company a call.
2.) It Doesn’t Produce Cool Air
If your AC does turn on, but it’s not generating any cool or cold air, this can be another reason to call an AC repair company. Make sure that your thermostat isn’t set to an unintended temperature before you call. Once you’ve made sure that your AC system should be blowing out cool air but refuses to, turn off the entire system and call an AC repair company to assess the situation and to fix your AC unit.
3.) The AC Is Leaking Water Excessively
If you discover that your AC is leaking water, which typically comes from the refrigerant, this can be a tell-tale sign that you need call an AC repair company. In some cases, this can result in a cheap or simple fix, but having a professional examine your AC unit will help to put your mind at ease about what exactly is wrong with your system.
4.) There’s a Build-Up of Ice
If you examine your AC system and you discover that there’s an abnormal build-up of ice around or inside the unit, you’ll want to contact an AC repair company as soon as you possibly can. They’ll be able to determine the best course of action with dealing with the ice build-up in such a way that doesn’t cause further damage to the system.
5.) The System Has a Strange Odor
When your AC system begins emit strange and strong odors, this can be a significant sign to you that something isn’t right. While it’s not uncommon for AC or heating units to generate a strong odor when they’re used for the first time for the year, if you notice the odor persisting for days and weeks, something is likely wrong and you’ll need a professional technician to take care of it.
If you have any other questions about AC repairs and HVAC system installations, give us a call today at Comfort Experts! We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions, schedule a repair, or install a new system for your home.