It isn’t very difficult to spot something wrong with your air conditioner—after all, it’s a machine that requires all its parts to be in good working order to function properly. However, it’s been at least 6 long months since you last had your cooling system running, so you may be a bit rusty on what you should be aware of. We’ve compiled the top signs and symptoms of necessary air conditioner repair to help you get your system up and running in time for the hot summer days ahead.
- Lack of Cool Air
The number one sign for air conditioner repair is a unit that blows room temperature or warm air. This can signify that your unit’s refrigerant is low or that its compressor (the part of the air conditioner that compresses the refrigerant to get it to the right temperature to cool your home) isn’t working.
- Leaking Refrigerant/Leaking Water
Refrigerant leaks aren’t something that air conditioners routinely go through as the refrigerant line is supposed to be permanently sealed. However, if refrigerant is leaking, it must be repaired as soon as possible to avoid any danger it poses to you or your air conditioner. Pools of water around your unit are usually the result of a broken drain tube that is unable to remove the condensation your air conditioner produces.
- Unusual Sounds
It can be hard to determine what the strange sounds coming from your unit are. For instance, some parts may come loose or bent within your air conditioner, like the fan and fan blades. A grinding sound may result from an issue in the motor and a loud banging could indicate trouble with the condenser. A professional will be able to determine exactly what’s causing the noise and perform any necessary air conditioner repair.
- Strange Smells
Like unusual sound, strange smells can be tricky to identify, too. A burning smell could be coming from burnt wires or insulation. A musty, mouldy smell likely indicates that mould is growing within the unit or within the ductwork. Strange smells must be addressed as soon as possible to avoid any health risks they could pose.
Other factors that indicate you may need air conditioner repair include high electricity bills, a lack of annual professional maintenance and regular wear and tear that comes from years of use.
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