What are the signs you need air conditioning repair?
You're not going to suspect the need for air conditioning repair as it silently hums in the background while cooling your home. Often, the only time that you notice your A/C is when it shows signs that it’s not functioning properly. This is particularly true when the warmer months are here. You’ll notice that there’s a lack of cold air or some other unusual behavior from your trusty A/C unit.
If there’s anything out of the ordinary with your air conditioning unit, it is time to call a qualified technician. Fischer is the first choice among many households in Seattle for expert service in air conditioning repair and installation. We can immediately send a technician to inspect your air conditioning unit and find out the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are highly trained and fully qualified to service and maintain all major brands of air conditioning systems. Our years of experience allow us to provide excellent service in the most cost-effective manner.
Common Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair
There are many things that can go wrong with your A/C system, especially if you don’t have it regularly serviced. Know the warning signs before the problems escalate.
1. Absence of Cool Air
When not properly maintained on a yearly basis, your A/C unit’s ability to provide cool air slows down or diminishes. You’ll notice that even if you set it to full blast, you will not be getting cold air like before. If this happens, give Fischer a call for immediate air conditioning repair, because this is serious. It could mean the compressor failed or the level of Freon (refrigerant) is low. Trust Fischer to check your unit and provide you the right solution.
2. Weak Air Flow
If the airflow through the vents of the A/C is weak or there’s very little air coming out, the problem could be with the compressor. If other rooms or areas in your home have cool air and other areas are warmer, the problem could be with the ductwork. This is another sign that your system needs air conditioning repair immediately.
3. Unusual Leaks or Moisture
Leaks and moisture near or around your unit that appear unusual are a sign that there is a problem with the unit. It could be due to the refrigerant. A refrigerant leak can pose serious health risks to everyone in your home. Call an expert technician right away if you suspect that this is the cause of the leak. If the area near your air conditioner suddenly has water pools, it is a sign that the drain tube that removes the condensation from your A/C may be broken or blocked. Although not as serious as refrigerant leaks, you still need a technician to perform the proper repair to avoid mold from growing.
4. Faulty Thermostat in the Home
Finding that some parts of your home are warmer, while the other sections are cooler means that there could be a problem with your thermostat. Call a technician promptly to fix the issue so everyone will be comfortable in any part of your home.
5. Unfamiliar Odors
Foul or pungent smells from the vents of your air conditioner usually indicate burned-out wire insulation. If the odor is musty, it means that there’s mold growth either in the ductwork or inside the unit itself. This problem should also be fixed right away with professional A/C repair to prevent physical and health problems from developing.
6. Unusual Sounds from the A/C System
You’ll barely notice any sound from a properly working air conditioning system. So if there are strange or unusual noises from the unit, it means that there is something wrong. A grinding, grating, or squealing sound coming from the unit means that something needs to be fixed internally. If it is a grinding sound, it could be that the bearings of the motor are broken. A squealing sound could mean a slipped fan belt or lubrication is needed on some metal parts.
These are the major warning signs that you're in need of air conditioning repair. Have a qualified technician from Fischer Heating and Air Conditioning inspect your unit, any time of the day, any day of the week. It is advised that your A/C be serviced regularly for proper maintenance, not only to extend its life but also to ensure that it works properly and smoothly, before Seattle’s usual hot summer days set in.