Constant use has a way of reducing an air conditioning system’s efficiency. That’s why it’s crucial to have a stringent maintenance schedule to nip problems in the bud. Even then, there can be times when issues to various components can arise. By then, you’ll need prompt air conditioning repairs from a qualified professional to bring your system back to peak performance.
Determining when repairs are needed can sometimes be tricky, though. By watching out for the following signs we will discuss, you can determine if your system needs immediate repairs.
Thermostat Inconsistencies and Moisture Problems
Most of the time, the repair problem isn’t the air conditioning system itself. In cases where temperature levels fluctuate in different parts of your home, the culprit may be the thermostat. Sometimes, you may notice moisture buildup around your air conditioning unit. There are only two possible reasons for this: refrigerant leakage or broken drain tubes.
Of the two, broken or blocked drain tubes are the easier problem to address. It will, however, need immediate attention to avoid mold growth. Refrigerant leaks warrant immediate repairs as refrigerants can pose serious health risks to any building’s occupants.
Poor Air Flow and a Lack of Coolness
At some point during your air conditioning system’s life cycle, you may find that it isn’t as effective at cooling your home the way it used to be. There may be times when you don’t feel much of a difference even if you turn it up to full blast. This could be a sign that your air conditioning unit is in need of quick repairs. The most likely cause is that refrigerant levels are too low or, worse, the compressor has failed altogether. This situation often calls for the replacement of the entire air conditioning unit.
Weak airflow is also a sign that your compressor is in a state of disrepair. Should you notice that there are uneven temperature levels from room to room, you’ll want to have an HVAC technician take a look at the condition of your ductwork. You should never delay repairs in such cases.
Strange Sounds and Odors
Knocking sounds coming from your air conditioning system are immediate red flags. You need to contact your local HVAC service provider as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your system. Some sounds to watch out for include squealing, grating, and grinding. Oftentimes, you may need to replace your entire system.
Foul, pungent smells are typical signs that your air conditioning system’s wire insulations are burned. Musty smells, on the other hand, are indicative of issues such as mold growth that has invaded your air conditioning unit or ductwork. This requires urgent action to prevent mold from spreading to other parts of your home and adversely affecting your health.
ACS Air Conditioning Systems is your dependable source of air conditioning, heating, and solar system repairs. We are a Carrier®-factory authorized dealer serving the area since 1969. Call us now at (925) 270-1613 to schedule an appointment today. You can also fill out our contact form.