Your AC will be your home’s lifeline once temperatures start climbing. This is why you need to pay extra attention right now to signs the A/C needs repair. Here are seven signs to look out for.
If the AC is on, but blowing warm air, you could have restricted air flow caused by a dirty air filter, a low refrigerant leak, leaky air ducts, or a problem with the compressor. If replacing the air filter doesn’t help, then call Blue Apple Electric for a professional inspection and repair.
2. Weak airflow
If your AC is hardly blowing any air, there could be a blockage in the ductwork. You may have a clogged air filter, frozen evaporator coils, blocked air ducts, a blocked condenser unit, a faulty A/C blower or even a broken motor.
If you have a faulty A/C blower, you can take a few simple steps to fix it. Begin by turning off the A/C and locating the blower motor. Next, use a rag and old toothbrush to clean the blower motor. Turn the A/C back on and check to see if the airflow is back to normal. If not, you may need professional service.
3. Frequent cycling
An A/C that keeps turning on and off and seems to do a poor job of cooling the home may need a simple tune-up. Or it could signal that it’s time for a new A/C. We recommend getting a professional opinion before making any repairs or purchasing decisions.
4. High humidity
Even if the outdoor air is humid, this doesn’t mean indoor air should be just as humid. A properly functioning air conditioner should moderate humidity levels automatically. If you notice excessive humidity in the home, give Blue Apple Electric a call and we’ll get to the bottom of the problem.
5. Water leaks
The air conditioner naturally produces condensation as it operates. However, liquid should not pool or leak into the home. A professional HVAC technician should be able to identify the reason(s) why this may be happening in your home.
6. Foul odors
Your home’s air conditioner should not be emitting any unpleasant odors. If it is, a professional inspection will reveal whether it needs a tune-up and a deep cleaning, or serious repairs.
7. Strange noises
Your air conditioner likely isn’t haunted if it’s making unusual noises. Instead, strange noises such as rattling or buzzing can indicate a loose part, while whistling or grinding noises can indicate a more serious problem.
There isn’t much you can do on your own to address this issue, so give Blue Apple Electric a call right away to help prevent extensive damage.