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The 5 Telltale Signs That Say You Need AC Repair Right Away

It's warm out right now but winter will be here before you know it. That means you'll need to make sure that your HVAC unit is working properly.

There are plenty of things that can go wrong with your heating/cooling unit. That's why you need to be able to identify small problems before they require expensive repairs.

This page takes a look at reasons why your A/C is running but not cooling. Keep reading to get the inside scoop on identifying a broken air conditioner and what to do about it.

1. The HVAC Unit is Noisy

The first tip for identifying the need for repair is a noise. Keep in mind that when your HVAC unit is running, it should make a smooth humming sound and nothing more.

An old air conditioner will likely start making screeching, banging, or clinking sounds. Be aware that these noises aren't normal. They are clear indications of troubles that need to be addressed as soon as possible.

Noises can also be indicative of loose parts. When this is the case, the parts need to be tightened before they create a more serious issue.

2. Your Energy Bill Has Gone Up Because of a Broken Air Conditioner

The next clear indication that your AC unit is in need of repair is any dramatic change in your energy bill.

This is why it's so important to study your energy bill closely each month. Unfortunately, many homeowners tend to simply pay the bill without assessing possible changes in energy usage.

It's crucial to be aware that small changes in the way your heating/cooling unit operates can have a drastic impact on energy costs. Left unchecked, mechanical failures or leaks can end up hitting you hard in the wallet.

3. A/C Not Blowing Air Inside Your House

Airflow can be another problem. This is because your AC unit might be cooling the air but not circulating it throughout your home. This could be due to a number of things, including a bad fan. There could also be an issue with the ductwork. This is definitely a good reason to schedule an appointment with a heating/cooling specialist.

4. House Isn't Getting Cool

If your home isn't getting cool or staying cool, there's obviously a problem. Be sure to change your air filter on a regular basis, make sure your thermostat is working properly, and check that all the air vent registers are open in every room. If these things don't solve the problem, it's time to schedule a service call.

5. Signs of a Bad AC Compressor

Keep an eye on your heating/cooling unit. If you notice water leaks or ice buildup, these could be signs of a bad AC compressor. As soon as you notice water pooling on the ground around the unit, schedule a service call as soon as possible.

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A Guide to AC Repair to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Keeping your air conditioner running properly is important. That's why you need to be able to identify the need for AC repair. Fortunately, the tips contained here can help keep small problems from getting out of hand.

Please contact us to schedule an emergency service call for your air conditioner.

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