When your air conditioner breaks down, it may seem like the problem comes out of nowhere. But that isn’t always true. Your air conditioner will show subtle signs that something is wrong before it breaks down completely.
Even though some signs are harder to detect, others are very obvious. And when you know what to look for, you can stay ahead of the breakdown by investing in AC repair in Plano, TX. Keep reading to learn more about the signs you need to watch for that may indicate your air conditioner is nearing a breakdown.
Even if you don’t realize it, you’re probably pretty familiar with the common sounds your air conditioner makes during operation. You may hear the unit click when it first turns on for a cooling cycle and you may hear the condenser humming gently. When temperatures change, there may be a gentle rattling in your ductwork.
But if any of these sounds grow louder or more persistent, that’s a red flag. And any other sounds that are startling or unusual should also be considered red flags. Your air conditioner will only make loud or usual sounds when something is wrong. Hearing these sounds can mean that it is time to schedule an AC repair appointment.
It seems pretty obvious that your air conditioner should never produce bad smells. However, you may not always realize the bad odor is specifically coming from your air conditioner. If something in your house begins to smell bad, stand near an air vent during a cooling cycle to breathe in the air as it blows out.
If this is the source of an unusual odor, something is wrong with your AC. It’s possible that there is mold growing somewhere inside of the unit if the odor is musty. If it smells like something is burning, it may very well be that some of the electrical wiring is bad. Turn off your air conditioner and give our team a call to schedule a repair appointment right away.
It’s also possible that your air conditioner slowly stops producing the results that it once did. You don’t notice any unusual sounds or smells and your air conditioner seems to be operating as it always has. Yet, your home is not as cool as you expect it to be. If this happens, hold your hand up to an air vent during a cooling cycle. You should feel a strong stream of cold air coming from the vent.
If you don’t, there is likely a blockage somewhere in the system preventing consistent airflow. Many times a dirty air filter is the problem. Try changing out your air filter if it is particularly clogged and see if that makes a difference. If not, you need a professional to check out your system and see what’s going on.
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