As temperatures rise, we need our air conditioners to work as efficiently as possible. If your AC breaks down during cooler weather, it’s an inconvenience. But losing your cooling in the middle of a Texas summer is more than an inconvenience; it’s a health and safety issue. Air conditioning and hydration are essential here.
If you need air conditioning repair in Cedar Hill, TX we’ve got you covered. An AC unit often gives “hints” that it has a problem developing. Getting professional help at the first sign of a problem can often save your AC from a bigger problem down the road that could leave you without AC when you need it most.
5 AC Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore
Here are five problems you should address rather than ignore.
The hottest days of summer are when you need your AC most. If your unit can’t seem to keep your home cool, don’t think it’s just too hot outside for it to keep up. Your unit should still adequately cool your home. If it doesn’t, there are several possible causes, including problems with the condenser, ducts, or electrical connection.
Repeatedly Turning Off and On
If you notice your AC shutting off and then turning back on – over and over – you have a problem called short cycling. It could mean a restricted airflow, a dirty flame sensor, or another mechanical issue. Not only will short cycling fail to cool your home, but it also puts unnecessary strain on your AC system that can lead to a damaged compressor.
When you’ve lived with your AC unit for a while, you become so familiar with the sounds it makes that they tend to fade into the background. If your AC starts making a new noise, it’s best to stop and listen. Whistling, rattling, grinding, clanging, or hissing noises are usually signs of a mechanical issue or a loose part.
Your cooling system is normally odorless, so if there’s an odor coming from your vents, you can bet there’s a problem. Unusual smells in the AC can come from mold, burned wires, and even bugs or rodents in your ducts. Any smell coming from your AC system is a problem. If you notice a burning, smokey, or chemical smell, turn off your unit and call a professional.
Unusual Puddles, Leaks, and Drips
A small puddle under an outdoor unit may be normal, but a puddle around the inside unit, water or water stains near the vents, and drips from the ducts are not. Any unusual drips or puddles may indicate a problem with ductwork, a frozen evaporator coil, or drain line problems. If you have water stains on your walls or ceilings, you may also have mold, which can cause serious health problems.
Don’t Wait Until Your AC Has a Larger Problem
Air conditioning issues tend to worsen the longer you wait to fix them. Don’t let a minor problem now shut down your AC later this summer. A certified HVAC professional can diagnose the issue, keep your AC from developing a more significant problem, and ensure your home stays cool and comfortable.
Contact Republic Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Revolutionizing the Customer Experience.