Are you not getting the most from you air conditioning unit? If you are in the Sarasota or Bradenton area, you know one of the worst things that can happen to a Florida resident is a broken air conditioner during the summer.
To avoid having to make the frantic call to an emergency HVAC repair service, here are a few warning signs to look for when your AC isn’t running to its full potential.
Noisy Air Conditioner
AC units are designed to run as quietly and efficiently as possible. If you notice your air conditioning unit making more noise than usual it is a good idea to have it checked out by an HVAC professional. Unusual noises are often associated with loose parts or motors that have gone bad.
AC Not Cooling
The most obvious of signs, if you notice your AC unit is blowing warmer than usual you may want to contact an HVAC professional.
Weak AC Airflow
If the air blowing through your AC unit feels weak, the fan may need replacing. If it is not the fan, you may need to have your ductwork cleaned to clear it from any blockages.
Unusual Air Conditioner Odors
If you notice an unusual smell coming from your AC unit mold could be growing inside the air ducts. Other unusual smells could be from the AC insulation being overheated.
Sometimes the problem doesn’t have anything to do with the AC unit at all but with the actual thermostat. If you notice that one part of your house is cooler than another, it could mean that your thermostat is malfunctioning.
Leaking Air Conditioner
Moisture or leakage around your AC unit can signal a problem. If there is water build up around the drainage tube, the tube could be either broken or blocked.
Need AC Repairs in Florida?
Most AC repairs are fairly simple, however, homeowners often avoid calling the professionals in fear that the bill will be outrageously high. If your air conditioning unit is rather new, it may be covered under warranty. If not, it is better to fix a small problem rather than wait for it to become a larger problem, like your AC unit not working at all on the hottest day of the year.
If you are constantly having small AC repairs, it may be a good idea to look into replacing your existing AC unit all together. The average air conditioning unit lasts 15 years. If your AC unit is between 10 and 15 years old you should start thinking about purchasing a new unit.