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6 Warning Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair:

  1. Air is not blowing cold
    If air being circulated through your vents isn’t as cold as it used to be – your system is working overtime to keep temperatures comfortable. This could result from an array of possible causes, including leaking/low refrigerant, condenser issues, and duct leakage.

2. Airflow is poor
Your fan, which is responsible for pushing all that lovely, cool air through the ductwork, can succumb to a number of issues that can dramatically reduce airflow, ranging from a dirty air filter, bad blower motor, or faulty fan control board.

3. Moisture/water accumulation in strange places
Your system is designed to remain dry at all times, otherwise, mold and mildew in your system and home could result. If you notice a leak, the system may be suffering a blocked or broken condensate drain, and fast attention is in your best interest.

4. Bizarre sounds
All systems are designed to run quietly. Louder than normal operation – especially metallic screeching, grinding, or banging noises – indicates something wrong inside the unit (broken components, loose belts, debris).

5. Funky smells
Funky smells can arise from an array of issues, ranging from pest infiltration to burned-out wire insulation and mold growth within. Tend to these quickly to protect your family’s health.

6. Thermostat issues
Sometimes your system is not the problem – it’s your thermostat. Some signs might be obvious (a setting of 75 and a home temperature that’s off by 10s of degrees), while others won’t be (varied temperature zones throughout the home). Luckily your knowledgeable area HVAC technician can rule this out in a jiff.