It is time for your AC to be supporting you and your home more than ever with the rising summer heat. However, if your air conditioning unit is not doing its job this season, let’s review some easy-to-recognize red flags. The more quickly you address needed repairs, the longer your AC unit will keep you cool.
How does the air feel?
The first thing to check is how your air feels. Here are a few questions to consider:
- Is your unit blowing warm air while on a cool setting?
- Is the air overly humid?
- Is the airflow weak?
- Are some rooms freezing while other spots are sweltering?
All of these are strong indicators that your AC needs maintenance or repair. It may be as simple as replacing a filter, which you should check at least once a month.
If you’ve already replaced your filter and the problems persist, it’s probably time for additional repairs. Unfortunately, in most cases, you won’t be able to diagnose the problem. At A&R Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning, we offer comprehensive maintenance and repair services by our licensed technicians. It’s the best way to help your AC run at optimal long-term efficiency.
Do you see moisture or leaks around your AC unit?
You probably have a problem if you notice liquid pooling around your unit, dripping, or leaking. Or, maybe you’ve just noticed the frozen coil. It’s often pretty apparent that something’s not quite right with your air conditioning unit, and if the leak persists, you may also need to consider the possibility of water damage to your home. When in doubt, call our team at A&R Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning to take a look. As the heat continues, you don’t want to be left high and dry in sweltering temperatures.
Does your air conditioning unit smell bad?
If you notice sour, stale, or burnt odors, those bad smells could be another sign that something is wrong. While this could be another instance where a new filter could help, if you’ve already changed filters and performed regular maintenance, call our expert team at A&R Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning to help. We’ve got the experience and know-how to assess the situation. We’ll help you understand exactly what’s going on with your AC unit, and we’ll get the problem rectified as quickly as possible.
Is your AC unit making strange noises?
You shouldn’t hear loud or strange sounds from your air conditioning unit. It might be grinding, screeching, or even rattling, but you should know that those are not good or normal noises. All these sounds are signs that a part may have come loose, which could cause further damage. Our licensed tech can help you address those noisy repair issues before they get out of hand (and become more severe problems).
Has your energy bill suddenly skyrocketed?
Summer bills will usually be higher than your bills during cooler winter weather, but shockingly high bills may point to an issue with your AC unit. Suppose your AC unit is working harder than usual because of leaks, thermostat issues, coil problems, or other malfunctions that would cause it to burn energy inefficiently. In that case, a repair can save you money on your bills while helping to ensure your AC unit lasts longer.
How old is your HVAC unit?
If your HVAC unit is more than 10 years old, it’s probably not running as efficiently as it once was. In addition, parts for these units are more difficult to find and expensive to repair. Our experienced HVAC technicians can assess your unit and offer our recommendations for the best way to keep cool this summer.
Don’t wait until your AC unit fails you before you give us a call. Contact A&R Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning to get our HVAC quality inspection and assessment service. Our experts can quickly repair and replace your air conditioning unit, but we also work with you to recommend the best course of action for your HVAC maintenance needs!