Most homeowners aren’t HVAC experts, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t responsible for monitoring their AC systems anyway. It can be difficult to recognize that your air conditioner isn’t working correctly if it doesn’t fully break down, but it becomes easy once you know what to look for. Keep an eye out for these signs that you need air conditioner repair.
Each time your air conditioner runs and then turns off is known as a cycle. While we learn to easily tune out the sound of the AC running, most people notice when it turns on and off. If your AC is cycling more frequently than normal and seems to be constantly running, you’ll likely notice. This is a sure sign that something is wrong with your AC, and you should call a trustworthy HVAC company if you notice it.
Low airflow is a common sign that some part of your AC is clogged or blocked. If your AC is on but it feels like little to no air is coming out, you should check your air filter first to see if it’s dirty. If not, the problem could be as simple as dirty ductwork or a broken fan motor, but it could also be something more serious. If your filter is dirty, remember to replace it every one to three months to avoid blocking airflow.
If you feel warm air coming out of your vents, first check the thermostat to ensure it’s set correctly. If the thermostat is set to cool but warm air still coming out, call on a professional to take a look.
You can expect the summer to be hot and humid — but not when you’re inside. Your air conditioner should automatically moderate the humidity in your home. If you feel the stickiness of humidity inside, it indicates a problem with your AC system.
It’s normal for condensation to form on your air conditioner while it’s running, which is why there’s a condensate drain pan underneath the unit that catches any dripping water. However, a clog in the drain can cause water leaks around your indoor AC unit. If you notice leaking water near your AC, call an HVAC technician to take a look.
Unusual Odors or Noises
Strange odors or sounds from your appliances are never good, your air conditioner included. If you smell musty, moldy odors from your vents or your AC starts making loud noises while cycling, don’t ignore it — schedule an appointment with your HVAC company.
If you find your AC not working properly, count on Barker’s Heating & Cooling to save the day. We provide the AC repair College Station residents rely on to make fast, quality air conditioner repairs.
Contact us today to start a service request or speak to one of our professional service representatives about your AC.