Central air conditioners were designed to blend into your home and stay out of sight, making them easy to ignore. You should never ignore problems with your AC, but it can also be hard to distinguish between the norm and an issue when you don’t know what to look for. Let’s go over the signs so you know when your AC needs to be repaired.
Pay attention to your own comfort — if you can feel the lack of proper cooling from your AC, it likely needs repairs. You may notice that your AC is blowing warm air, not blowing enough air or not blowing any air at all. If this happens, contact a trustworthy HVAC company to take a look at your system.
If you feel hot and sticky even though your AC is on, there’s an issue with your AC. During the summer months, you can expect high humidity outdoors, but your AC should regulate humidity and prevent you from feeling its effects inside. When you call on the professionals at Air Clinic DFW, we’ll assess your air conditioner and determine whether it needs to be recalibrated or if you’ll need a dehumidifier to supplement it.
Our ears generally tune out the sound of the air conditioner cycling on and off throughout the day. However, you may notice that it seems to be cycling more frequently than usual, even during the summer. This is an indicator that something is wrong with the system. If you suspect that your system is cycling more frequently than normal, keep an ear out for it and call a professional for AC repair if it is.
Unusual Odors or Noises
AC systems are like a mystical thing for those who don’t know much about them, but they should never make loud or strange noises that you’re not used to hearing. And they certainly should never emit odd odors. Pay attention to the smells and sounds around your home, and don’t ignore either if they’re coming from your AC.
Air conditioners work by pulling heat from the air inside and releasing it outside, which often results in condensation. Your AC unit has a condensate drain pan under it to catch accumulated water and drain it into your plumbing. If you find pooled water or notice a leak around your AC unit, there’s a definite problem. Don’t wait to call a professional HVAC technician, as water leaks from your AC can cause a lot of damage.
Air Clinic DFW offers the AC repair Arlington residents trust. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.