Outdoor air conditioners

5 Signs Your AC Needs Repair

We rely on our air conditioners to keep us cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. When something goes wrong, it can put a complete stop to your day and cause some sweaty days!

Air Conditioner Woes

There are some ways your air conditioner is able to let you know something is wrong. When you notice one or more of these signs, it’s time to give AWS a call for repairs.

It’s Noisy

Oftentimes, it’s easy to overlook a noisy air conditioner if you’ve become accustomed to it. That’s why when you first notice the sound, it’s important to take action as soon as you can.

Some sounds that could be cause for alarm and what could be causing them are:

  • Clicking - electrical or fan issue
  • Bubbling/gurgling - a refrigerant leak
  • Clanging - an obstruction near the fan
  • Squealing - broken fan belt

Ignoring these sounds could lead to larger, more expensive problems down the road.

Higher Energy Bills

If you’re surprised at the high numbers on your energy bills lately, there may be something wrong with your unit. An inefficient or broken air conditioner works harder to keep up with your thermostat and cool your home.

Some common issues causing higher bills could be dirty air filters, faulty ductwork or thermostat, or simply an outdated system.

Low/Warm Airflow

A broken down compressor is likely the cause of an air conditioner blowing warm air. This could be caused by a blown fuse, bad capacitor, or a more costly refrigerant leak.

Unpleasant Orders

What’s that smell? It could be your air conditioner! Electrical problems or bacteria and mold growth could be causing the bad odors. This requires quick action in the form of a maintenance appointment with your HVAC technician to protect your home and your family’s health!

It’s Leaking

If you notice a leak coming from your air conditioner, it’s possibly because of a faulty condensate or blocked drain. It could also be a refrigerant leak.

Long Island AC Repairs

Your air conditioner is an essential part of your home that requires proper and regular maintenance. For top-notch ac repairs, give AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at (516) 217-2196 or contact us online!