10 Signs Your AC Needs A Repair Or Replacement

Your air conditioner requires various mechanical processes to remove heat from your home, and when it can’t keep up with demand, it will probably break down. When this happens, your air conditioner is most certainly in need of repair, and it’s time to contact an HVAC specialist for assistance.

Before any work is completed, an HVAC specialist will inspect your system and determine the problem. You will then be given an estimate. Once the estimate has been authorized, the technician will complete any necessary work to get your air conditioner back up and running.

Ten Signs Your AC Needs to be Repaired or Replaced:

These problems with the air conditioner are becoming more common. If you find yourself calling for AC repair regularly, it could be a sign of a larger problem.

1. The AC Blows out Warm Air

If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air instead of warm air, it’s time to fix it.

2. The Thermostat isn’t Working

The thermostat on your air conditioner functions as the system’s command center. 

3.Improper Amount of Air

You may feel chilly air when you turn on your air conditioner, but it is flowing out very softly, making it impossible to circulate through the room.

4.There’s a Lot of Noise

If you hear grinding, screeching, or scraping while the air conditioner is on, it could indicate an issue with a belt moving out of place inside the unit. 

5.Strange Odors

There is an issue if you notice odd smells coming from your vents. It could be waste decay or leaks. 

6.Way too Much Humidity

Even if your vents blow a lot of air, it won’t assist until the temperature is suitable. It’s a problem if your air conditioner isn’t cooling adequately.

7.Water or Freon Leaks 

Leaking moisture in the area of the air conditioning unit or around your air conditioner is a major problem. It may be an indication of a refrigerant leak.

8.Increasing or Excessive Electricity Bills

If you think your bill is larger than it should be, it’s possible that your air conditioner is working too hard and needs to be serviced.

9.The Lifespan of an Air Conditioner has Come to an End

If your air conditioner is at least ten years old, you should be grateful; air conditioners rarely last more than ten years. These indicators serve as helpful reminders of how to recognize a problem quickly, and in many cases, they can save you from having to replace your HVAC system entirely.

10.Other Signs that your Air Conditioner needs to be Repaired Include:

  • Poor airflow from the vents.
  • New or unfamiliar sounds such as vibrating squeals or banging noises.
  •  A significant increase in your energy bills.
  • Water puddling near your furnace and unusual odors such as mustiness or electrical odors.

All of these could be signs of a larger issue, which would necessitate the use of a certified HVAC specialist to diagnose and repair the system fully. Call for JHC Cooling and Heating. Every repair is tailored to your air conditioners’  specific needs.