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7 signs you’ll soon need an AC fix


You don’t have to wait until your air conditioning system breaks to have it repaired. Instead, keep an eye out for signs that you’re going to need an AC fix in the near future. The following are some of the more common signs of air conditioning problems.


Little to No Air from Vents


When you turn your AC on, you should have plenty of cool air coming out of the vents. Having only a little air coming out could mean there is a problem with any number of components. You might also have problems with your ductwork. HVAC technicians can repair the unit or work on your ducts to allow more air to flow through them.


Warm Air from Vents


Your AC should be able to blow cool air throughout your home. If you’re getting only warm air from the vents, this can happen for different reasons. You might have a problem with your compressor, or you might need an AC fix for the temperature control unit. HVAC technicians can determine what is causing this to happen and perform needed repairs.


Thermostat Problems


Is your air conditioning not coming on at all? Does it turn on frequently and only stay on for short periods of time? These issues could be a sign there is a problem with your thermostat. You might have a wiring problem with it, or there could be a different part of it that needs to be fixed.


Loud, Unusual Noises from the AC Unit


Your AC unit might make some noise on a regular basis when it runs. However, you shouldn’t be hearing any loud or odd noises from inside the unit. If you’ve been hearing strange sounds, such as grinding or squealing, this means you’ll need to have a technician repair your system. Different kinds of issues can cause these noises to occur, so it’s best to let a professional technician diagnose it.


Bad Odors from AC


When you have your air conditioning running, you shouldn’t have any unpleasant smells coming from it. A burning smell could indicate an electrical problem with the unit. A damp or moldy smell can mean that you have mold growing inside your AC system. HVAC service professionals can find the source of these smells and make necessary repairs.


AC Leaks


Your AC system can develop leaks due to a blocked tube that normally removes condensation. In other cases, AC systems can have a refrigerant leak. If you notice any moisture around the unit, you should have an HVAC technician over to inspect it and get your system fixed. Seeing ice on the refrigerant lines near the outdoor unit can also indicate a refrigerant leak.


Higher Cooling Bills


If your energy bills have increased significantly when you run your air conditioner, you should have your HVAC system checked. Having a sudden and steep increase can mean that your AC isn’t running as efficiently as possible. This can happen due to problems with components, dirty filters, and other HVAC issues that a technician can fix.


Maintenance Agreements


Having a routine HVAC maintenance agreement set up means you don’t have to worry so much about air conditioning problems and repairs. These maintenance visits provide technicians with a chance to check your system for potential issues and take care of them before they become worse.


Whether you notice one of the signs of trouble or you want to set up a maintenance agreement, please contact Forrest Anderson today.


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