While it’s true that HVAC units can last around 12 years on average, it’s totally possible that your heating and cooling system may need to be repaired or replaced sooner. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to know when a problem is occurring, which can make it difficult to schedule air conditioning repair services in a timely manner. So to help you be as prepared as possible, this article is going to discuss a few common warning signs an air conditioner may need repairing.
It’s Not Producing Cold Air
One of the most common, and most obvious, signs that something is wrong with your AC unit is that you’re not feeling any cold air coming out of the vents. If you have the air turned on and there is no cold air, or it’s not as cold as it normally is, it’s clear that you need the help of an HVAC technician. A lack of cold air could be caused by a few different problems — a damaged compressor, low refrigerant levels, or electrical issues can all result in a lack of cool air. So if you notice your AC system isn’t producing cold air, schedule HVAC repair services.
You Notice Leaks
When you take a look at your air conditioning unit, there should not be any noticeable wet spots on the ground. If there are, there’s a good chance your unit has a leak. While not all air conditioning leaks are serious, some, like a refrigerant leak, can be harmful to your health. Furthermore, any type of moisture in your home can result in mold if left alone. This is why it’s important to schedule repair services sooner rather than later if you see any leaks.
Abnormal Smells Are Coming from Vents
For the most part, your AC unit shouldn’t really smell like anything. So if you have strange or bad smells flowing through your ductwork, that’s not a good sign. There are a few certain smells to be aware of — musty smells may be a warning sign of mold, which needs to be taken care of right away. And if you smell something bad or burnt, it may mean the wire insulation in your AC unit is damaged. Either way, a bad or strange smell needs to be checked out by a heating and cooling professional.
Hopefully, this article will help you detect problems with your AC unit in time to schedule repairs. And if you find yourself in need of heating and cooling services, call Chrismon Heating and Cooling today.