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AC Repair Tips: Warning Signs

Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 11:00 am

thermometer-in-the-sunDuring the hottest time of the year, you obviously hope that your air conditioner is working as reliably as it is effectively and efficiently. The stark reality of your situation, though, is that there is no such thing as a 100% reliable air conditioning system. While routine air conditioning maintenance will definitely help to keep your system in prime working condition, you are eventually going to encounter the need for air conditioning repairs in Sanger, CA. When you do, you are wise to act quickly.

Now, acting quickly in such a situation means that you really should be able to spot the signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. Most problems are not going to cause your AC to just break down right away, and you never want to wait for that to happen before scheduling repairs — obvious a sign of trouble as it may be. Here are a few tips to help you spot the need for AC repairs.

Is Your Air Conditioner Louder than Usual?

An air conditioning system is not the type of setup that is going to run totally silently. You may notice when running your AC that you can hear the compressor kick on, depending upon the layout of your property. Maybe you hear the soft sound of air being forced through your ductwork. There is a big difference between these normal operational sounds, though, and those that indicate that an AC is in trouble.

Hissing, banging, or grinding noises coming from your AC could suggest any number of problems, from bent fan blades to refrigerant leaks or insufficiently lubricated mechanical parts. Some problems are obviously more serious than others. That is just another reason why it is so important to have a trained professional not only service the system, but to diagnose the problem as well.

Is Your Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

A completely broken down air conditioner is a very clear sign that something is very wrong. Perhaps the second most obvious sign of trouble is an air conditioner that is blowing warm air. If your system doesn’t seem to be cooling air as effectively as it normally does, let us know right away. Again, there are a few potential causes of the problem — and even a few that won’t require our help.

Before you schedule repairs, you should always check both your thermostat and your circuit breaker. The breaker to the outdoor unit may have tripped, leaving the indoor fan operational but without cooled air to distribute. The thermostat may also just be set improperly, either in a “fan-only” mode or just at too high a temperature. You could also have a refrigerant leak or a compressor failure, though, so let us figure out for sure what’s going on.

Is Your Air Conditioner Short Cycling?

This is what it’s called when your system starts up and shuts back down again too quickly. Now, if your AC has always short cycled, it is possible that the system is just too big for your house. If this is the case, replacing the system with a properly sized one is really your only course of action.

You could also just have a very dirty air filter restricting airflow, though. You could also have refrigerant leaks inhibiting the operation of the system and leading to overheating. Whatever the case, count on us to get your AC back on track.

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