6 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repairs

Air conditioning makes life more comfortable, especially in hotter seasons and climes. It’s just a lifesaver during summer.

Your comfort can however turn sour easily when your AC unit finally breaks down, and forces you to shell out some serious dough for replacement. A good way to avoid this is to repair your air conditioner whenever it’s due for repair and not neglect it instead. This might be the difference between paying a fair amount for repair or setting yourself back financially to accommodate the purchase of a new air conditioning system.

How do you know when to call for AC repair? Here are 6 telltale signs:

1. It’s no longer cool

What’s the use of an air conditioner system when it can no longer make the room cool? You’re better off without one. Normally, your AC unit should last for as long as 10 years, or even more, if well maintained and regularly serviced.

However, as soon as you realize your air conditioner has stopped cooling the room, it’s time to call your HVAC company to come check it out. If it hasn’t served you for over 10 years, there’ll most likely be a fix for it.

2. Higher energy bills

If you find that your bills appear to be higher than usual, you should consider an energy audit for your home. You might find out that your air conditioner isn’t working as well as it ought to and therefore consuming more energy than usual – and hurting your bills. If this turns out to be the case, then definitely call for repairs.

If you don’t already have an AC repair company, you can search online to find one in your city. You can use keywords like: “AC repair Phoenix AZ” – that’s if you’re living in Phoenix, for example.

3. It’s making noise

When your AC unit begins to make unusual noise, then it’s most probably time for repairs.

The unusual sound may be a sign that the fan isn’t working properly, especially when the sound is loud. It could also mean one or more parts inside the unit have become loose. Whatever it is, call for repairs.

4. It’s producing strange smells

Lack of adequate cleaning and maintenance, need for replacement of filters, non-servicing, and so on, are common causes of strange smells coming out of air conditioners. Get your HVAC company to check your unit as soon as possible if it’s giving strange smells. Odor from dirty and clogged filters might be dangerous to your family’s health.

5. Poor airflow

Where the airflow from your AC’s vents is weak or just inadequate, it might be a sign that your AC unit’s compressor is failing, and therefore needs repair. And where some parts of your room or home are cooler than others, it’s also a sign of need for urgent professional attention.

6. Water leakage

When you see water or moisture in unusual spots around your AC unit, then water might be leaking wrongly somewhere. You should call for immediate repairs.

There you have it; 6 signs your air conditioner needs repair. Never ignore these signs so that your unit’s condition doesn’t get worse to the point where you’d have to make a (more expensive) replacement.


Jimmy Rohampton is a freelance writer, blogger and business consultant from Southwest London. He travels the world and helps people master blogging and online marketing at HowToCreateABlog.org. Think you're interesting and he should know you? Say "Hi" to him at Jimmy@HowToCreateABlog.org

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