Warning Signs You Need AC Repair
Any air conditioning system, even a brand-new one, will develop problems down the road. While it is ideal to get regular AC maintenance, not everyone can do this. Still, not all is lost. Home and business owners alike can know when they need repairs by keeping their eyes and ears open.
The Most Obvious Warning Signs
There are some warning signs that you can detect without even inspecting your system. For example, you might notice that your central AC unit is not cooling your rooms or floors evenly. Poor air circulation is sometimes the result of debris building up in the vents. If the airflow is weak everywhere on your property, then the compressor may be going out.
Poor air circulation forces the system to run longer to do its job, so if you notice a sharp rise in your electricity bills, this may be behind it. Without repairs, it can cause the motor to overheat.
Suspicious Noises and Smells
Your unit might make various noises that signify the need for repairs. For instance, a banging noise could mean a part in the compressor is broken. A loose part may make a clanking sound. Loose or unbalanced fan blades may buzz, while a dislodged belt will squeal.
Musty smells should raise a red flag as they may indicate mold and mildew in the vents or condensation build-up in the drain pan. Also, if your AC is too big for your property, it will short-cycle, causing air to pass through the vents that are not properly dehumidified.
Leaks Can Be a Serious Issue
Looking at the AC unit, you might notice a leak. The worst-case scenario is that this is refrigerant; not only will this compromise AC performance, but it will also impact your health. Another possibility is that the drain tube is broken.
If you ever notice any of these warning signs, you can count on Cooper Heating & Cooling for an inspection. Our technicians can repair and maintain central AC units, heat pumps, and mini-splits of all makes and models. We serve Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs. Call us today.
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.