5 Signs Your A/C May Need Repairs *Infographic*
April 1, 2021
With days getting longer and temperatures getting warmer, air conditioning season is upon us. Have you fired up your system only to discover it’s not working as well as it should?
Keep cool. Here are 5 easy to diagnose signs that your AC system might need a little TLC from one of our professional technicians before things get too hot.
No air or warm air is a sure sign something is amiss with your air conditioning system. It could be a dirty filter or dirty coils blocking the air flow. Bigger issues may be a broken fan, low refrigerant levels or a faulty compressor.
Unfamiliar noises. If you flipped your thermostat to “cool” and were met with an unpleasant gnash of squealing and grinding noises, you may have loose or broken parts. A failing motor may make a humming or buzzing sound. If you hear a squeal or screaming sound, have it checked immediately. It could indicate a dangerous refrigerant leak and potential health risk.
Leaks or moisture around your AC unit could be a sign of several problems. Frozen coils caused by clogged air filters or clogged vents will drip water. If your drain pan is rusted or damaged, water will flow freely instead of being collected. A cracked or clogged drain line or pipe could also be the problem.
A sudden spike in your cooling bill may mean your system is working harder than it should. Clogged filters, leaks, low refrigerant and failing parts could all be reasons your bill went up along with the temperature.
Thermostat troubles could be as easy to fix as a fresh set of batteries. If you’re getting uneven cooling throughout your home, it may mean your vents are blocked or your airflow needs to be adjusted.
Looking for an Air Conditioner Tune Up in Denver?
Applewood is your go to for all plumbing, heating and electrical needs. When you see our orange truck in your driveway, you know that your air conditioning system will be quickly diagnosed and serviced. Contact us today and make sure your family stays comfortable all summer long.