When an air conditioner is running properly, it will provide cool and dry air throughout the house. However, when it is malfunctioning, it can become loud and inefficient. Failing to fix the damage in a timely manner could result in expensive repairs or a need to replace the unit entirely. Fortunately, there are several things that you can watch for to catch problems before they get worse. Here are a few signs of a damaged air conditioner.

Airflow Is Poor or Nonexistent

A faulty compressor may result in a lack of air or a lack of cold air flowing through the vents. At Cooper Heating & Cooling, we can inspect your air conditioner to determine the root cause behind a lack of airflow. If necessary, we can put in a new part or install the entire unit if that’s what you would rather do.

You See Moisture Around the Compressor

If you see moisture near a compressor unit on a humid day or after a rainstorm, it may not be anything to worry about. However, there is a chance that the liquid is refrigerant that has leaked out of a hole in the unit itself. This can be bad for the unit as well as for any grass or plants that are located nearby. While a leak can likely be fixed, it is important to do so quickly to keep the damage to a minimum.

The Unit Is Producing Weird Noises or Smells

A broken or damaged air conditioner may make squealing or grinding noises during startup or while it is running. This can be a sign of a slipped belt or a broken internal component.

If you smell anything unusual near your compressor unit, it could be the result of burnt wiring or smoke generated by a motor that has burned out. Mold or mildew can also cause a foul odor within the unit itself, and the mold spores could be spread throughout your home.

If you think that your air conditioner is broken, call Cooper Heating & Cooling right now for help. We provide a full range of cooling and heating services, and our team also helps with electrical and plumbing issues. We’re the company to trust to make your home run more efficiently. Our crew serves Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs.

Luke Cooper
Luke Cooper

Luke Cooper is the General Manager of the Cooper Green team and son of Gary Cooper, owner and CEO of Cooper HVAC. After years in the field, Luke took his talents to management and has helped thousands of Colorado homeowners during hot summers and frigid winters. His decade of experience in the field and guiding the company makes him one of the most knowledgeable individuals in Colorado on HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home services.

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