Summer is here, and you're probably relying on your AC unit to keep your home cool and comfortable. But what happens when your AC stops working or starts acting up? Here are five signs that you need AC repair and how to fix them.
1. Warm Air Blowing from the AC
If your AC is blowing warm air, it could be due to a refrigerant leak or a malfunctioning compressor. Check your thermostat settings, air filters, and circuit breaker to rule out any minor issues. If the problem persists, call a professional HVAC technician to inspect and repair your AC unit.
2. Unusual Noises Coming from the AC
Unusual noises such as grinding, banging, or rattling sounds coming from your AC unit could indicate a loose or worn-out part. Turn off your AC unit and check for any visible damage or loose parts. If you can't find anything, call an HVAC technician to diagnose and fix the issue.
3. Foul Smell Coming from the AC
A foul smell coming from your AC unit could be due to a mold or mildew buildup in your air ducts or evaporator coils. Clean or replace your air filters regularly and schedule a professional duct cleaning to prevent any mold or mildew growth.
4. Poor Airflow from the AC
If your AC unit is not blowing enough air or the airflow is weak, it could be due to a clogged air filter, dirty evaporator coils, or a malfunctioning blower motor. Replace your air filters regularly and schedule a professional AC tune-up to clean and maintain your AC unit.
5. High Energy Bills
If your energy bills are higher than usual, it could be due to a poorly maintained or inefficient AC unit. Schedule an AC tune-up to improve your AC unit's efficiency and lower your energy bills.
Regular maintenance and timely repairs can help prevent major AC issues and ensure your AC unit runs smoothly throughout the summer. If you're experiencing any of these signs, call Bartlett & Steadman Plumbing, Heating & AC for professional AC repair services.
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