Your trusted air conditioner uses up a significant amount of energy to keep you cool, which is why you must keep it in the best condition. That includes knowing the telltale signs that your air conditioner might need repair. To help you out, the pros at American Air & Heat have prepared a quick guide on when you should get your AC repaired.
- AC is Blowing Warm Air
- Not Enough Air Flow
If you realize that your vents have little airflow, you might have a problem with your ductwork. Before calling a technician though, you should probably check your air filter and make sure it isn’t clogged. A clogged air filter can reduce airflow, worsen indoor air quality, and burden your cooling unit. Changing your air filter consistently can not only improve airflow but reduce your cooling costs by 5 to 15%.
If your air filter is clean, then you might need a technician to come to inspect your ductwork.
- Frequent Cooling Cycles
Your air conditioner provides cooling in cycles that last 10-15 minutes long. If you notice that your air conditioner is going through more of these cooling cycles, your air conditioner might be more burdened than usual. Frequent cycling happens when your AC is trying excessively hard to reach the low temperature you have set for it. Before calling a professional, up the temperature and see if your AC continues to have frequent cycles. Make sure you also inspect your home for leaks, as outdoor air can cause your indoor temperature to go up.
- Increased Moisture and Humidity
Your AC is supposed to remove the warm hair from your home as well as excess humidity. So, when you notice humidity in your home, it is probably because your AC is not performing as well. Most likely your drain tube might be clogged. If ignored, it can worsen the humidity in your home and reduce your AC’s performance.
- Odd Noises
If you notice any odd noises coming from your handler or outdoor unit, such as clanging or hissing, make sure you call a technician for repairs immediately. A clanging noise indicates a broken component and a hissing sound indicates a refrigerant leak.
If you notice that your air conditioner is blowing warm air, even after you switched the thermostat to “cool” you might want to have your air conditioner looked at. There might be several reasons for this, the main one being that you might have a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant, Freon, is a cooling agent that operates in a closed-loop—the only way it gets out is if there is a crack in your cooling system. Refrigerant is a dangerous chemical so make sure you contact a professional to repair the leak and refill your refrigerant as soon as possible.
Notice any of these signs? Get in touch with the pros at American Air & Heat. Call us today at (407) 512-9337 or schedule a service online!