4 Red Flags for Repair

Your home’s air conditioning system is there to provide your family with cool air during the hot days of summer. However, even with timely and frequent tune-ups, your air conditioner may suddenly develop issues. If you notice any of the following, waste no time in calling an ac repair professional before a small, fixable issue turns into a major repair!

A Change in the Quality of the Airflow

Your home’s central air conditioning system generates cooled air and that is then passed on to the rest of the house using fans and air ducts. When working properly, you will feel cool air blowing out from the vents when you place your hand in front of one. If the air feels warm or amount of air blowing out of the vent has decreased, you might have a problem with the coolant level or one of the blower fans.

Unusual Noises or Smells

Any sound that is suddenly heard coming from your air conditioning unit is a sign of concern. This could indicate worn out or broken parts. Burning smells may indicate overheating or bad wiring, while a musty smell is a signal that you have problems with the drain line.

Pooling Water

If you note that there is water around the outside unit, the coils may have ice formations which melt when the unit is not in use. A clogged drain line may also be the culprit causing excess water to build up outside of the house.

Increase in Your Energy Bill

A sudden change in your home’s cooling costs could mean that the air conditioning system is not running as efficiently as it normally should.

What to Do Next

If you suspect there is something wrong with your air conditioning system, call your local ac repair company to check it out. In some cases it might just be a simple fix, such as a clogged filter or blower fan in need of cleaning. However, if not addressed immediately you are putting yourself at risk for more expensive damage, as the air conditioner struggles to meet the needs of your home.

If your air conditioning unit is older and in need of frequent ac repairs, a technician may recommend that you replace the system for a newer model. Air conditioning units are constantly being improved upon in terms of efficiency, and if your system is older, you are very likely not getting the cost saving benefit of a new system. A new air conditioning unit installation may seem like a costly endeavor, but it is one that will pay off once you see the difference in your home cooling costs. – scottleeheating.com

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