How to Know If Your Air Conditioner Needs to be Repaired

Did you know that around 87% of U.S. households now have an air conditioning unit on their property? That’s a lot of cooling and a lot of homes that need to have a cooling company come out and service their units on a seasonal basis. However, there are times that your AC unit needs to be repaired not just serviced.

How do you tell when your annual AC maintenance has turned into AC repair needs? Read below to find out the top signs you need to call a reputable cooling company to repair your air conditioning unit for you.

The air coming from the vents is warm

One of the biggest signs your air conditioner is in need of immediate repairs is if the air coming out of your vents is warm, instead of cold. This could mean your unit’s compressor failed and it’s not cooling your home at all. Your best bet, in this case, is to call in an experienced air conditioning repair company to take care of the problem for you.

There are strange sounds coming from the unit

If you hear grinding, squeaking, or bumping sounds coming from your air conditioning unit outside or what we think of as the furnace, usually in your basement (this is where the blower motor and the rest of your air conditioning parts reside), then you’re in need of repairs. Your unit should have a very low hum that is barely noticeable, not a clanking or grinding noise that makes you think you have a ghost on the property. If you hear strange sounds coming from your unit, get help right away with repairs.

There is a foul smell coming from the unit

Your AC unit should not have any smells coming from it at all. If you notice foul or pungent smells coming from your AC, it probably means your insulation has burned away from your wires, but it could be a mildew problem or a trapped and dead animal. Not only can this affect your air conditioners performance, but it can also be a danger to your property, home, and family.

Your electric bills are through the roof

Many times when your unit isn’t functioning properly, your energy bills will go through the roof in the summer months. If you have noticed an astronomical increase in your energy bills in the summer, it could be because your air conditioning unit isn’t cooling your home properly. The best way to ensure your energy bills drop to reasonable levels is by calling a repair company to come out and fix the unit itself.

These are just a few of the signs that your air conditioning unit might need to be repaired. Make sure to call a trustworthy cooling company to help and you will be cool as a cucumber all summer long.

Contact the heating professionals at Home Comfort Experts today to learn about our services. We serve Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan from 12 locations. Give us a call at (574) 255-4600 to learn about our full complement of heating, cooling and plumbing services.

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