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9 Signs Your A/C Needs Repair or To Be Replaced

Jun 15,2017 Blog
  1. Blows warm air

  2. Poor air flow

  3. Loud noises

  4. Bad odors

  5. Frequent repairs

  6. Humidity in the home

  7. Freon or water leaks

  8. High or rising electric bills

  9. It’s more than 10 years old

 

  1. AIR CONDITIONER IS BLOWING WARM AIR
    You didn’t get an air conditioner so it could sit around and look cool. It has a job to do—keep your family comfortable over the long, hot summer months. June through September is filled with blazingly hot and humid days. If your air conditioner starts having problems during the hottest months of the year, blowing warm instead of refreshingly cold air, you need to have a professional Dayton Miami Valley HVAC technician out for a repair.
  2. VERY LITTLE AIR COMING OUT OF VENTS
    A slight variation of the warm air issue is a problem with weak air flow. Maybe you turn your air conditioner on and you can feel cool air, it’s just coming out of your vents so weakly that it’s not circulating well through the room. This is often a sign that the air conditioner unit’s compressor is failing, but it can also indicate issues with your ducts. There’s a bit of uncertainty here, so you definitely want to call us in for a tune-up to ensure there aren’t bigger problems on the way.
  3. AIR CONDITIONER MAKING LOUD NOISE INSIDE UNIT
    If you’re hearing squealing, grinding, or scraping coming from your air conditioner unit when it’s on, there could be a problem inside the unit with a belt slipping out of place. This is a serious issue that merits an immediate call to our experts in the Dayton Miami Valley because loose pieces can damage other, costly parts as well.
  4. AIR CONDITIONER SMELLS BAD WHEN TURNED ON
    Your air conditioner isn’t supposed to stink. If it does, something has gone wrong. A pungent smell in this situation normally indicates that the wire insulation inside the unit has burned out, while a musty smell probably means there’s mold somewhere in the unit or possibly even the ductwork. This is something you need a professional to diagnose ASAP because it can make you and your family sick.
  1. PROBLEMS WITH AIR CONDITIONER GETTING MORE FREQUENT
    If you and I have seen each other three or four times in just a few months, it may be time to quit shelling out for repairs all together and just straight up buy a new air conditioner. It all adds up to a perfect storm of aging air conditioner units that need to be replaced and upgraded.
  2. AIR CONDITIONER NOT REMOVING ENOUGH HUMIDITY
    Part of the air conditioner’s job is to reduce the humidity in your house. There is a lot amount of moisture in the air. If you start to notice humidity inside your house even when the air conditioner is running, it may be in need of repair.
  3. FREON REFRIGERANT LEAKS AROUND AIR CONDITIONER UNIT
    Moisture leaking anywhere in or around your HVAC system is a problem. In the most serious cases, this indicates a refrigerant leak. Freon is poisonous, so call a pro immediately on sight. In less serious cases, however, it may be water because the tube that disposes of condensation is blocked or broken. This can manifest a couple of ways. Sometimes, you’ll see water leaking out of the unit onto your floor, and other times you may notice ice inside your HVAC on the copper refrigerant lines that run outside the condenser. Both are a sign that a professional should be called in.
  4. MY ELECTRIC BILL DOUBLED
    A power bill that suddenly shoots up without a corresponding bump in how often you are running your air conditioner is another strong indicator that your system is in need of repair or replacement. There are multiple causes for this particular issue, including leaks in your air conditioner’s ductwork, a broken thermostat switch, or the advanced age of the unit. Regardless of the source of the trouble, the AC will need to be repaired.
  5. AIR CONDITIONER LIFESPAN IS UPSimply put, if your air conditioner has made it to its tenth birthday, or longer, you should thank it for its abnormally long life of service and start shopping for a new unit. A decade is at the high end of how long air conditioners live for.
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