In the high heat of a Texas summer, the last thing you want to deal with is an air conditioner that stops working. However, we often see broken HVAC systems that could have survived a bit longer with some action before the unit went out of commission.
You depend on your AC to keep you cool, but that can lead to forgetting to keep an eye on it! Being aware of common AC problems can prevent major repairs and help you maintain the cool inside your home.
Prevention and repair can often extend the life of your HVAC system. Keep reading to learn about five major AC issues you can’t afford to ignore!
1. Air Doesn’t Cool
If the temperature in your home continues to rise despite constant air blowing from your HVAC system, this one of the most common signs of AC issues.
When you feel warm air coming from the vent, check your thermostat. Make sure it’s set to a level low enough to tell your air conditioner to blow cold air.
If the thermostat setting is correct and you still feel warm air, it’s time to call an HVAC professional. Letting your system continue to blow warm air and hoping it will eventually cool can lead to a more expensive repair.
2. Strange Sounds
Your AC unit isn’t silent. When it works properly, you recognize the sounds of the thermostat clicking on and air blowing through the system.
If you hear new sounds or strange loud sounds, these could be signs your AC is going out. If you hear ongoing clicking, clanging, squealing, hissing, or gurgling, turn the unit off and call an air-conditioning professional.
3. High Humidity Indoors
A well-functioning HVAC system helps control the amount of humidity in your home. If you notice more moisture in the air than usual, you could have a problem with your AC.
Too much humidity in your home often indicates moisture inside your HVAC system. Moisture in your home and air conditioning system can lead to the growth of dangerous mold and mildew.
Don’t deal with humidity! Call for an HVAC repair.
4. Continuous Cycling
Does your AC turn on and off rapidly? This is a sign that the unit isn’t efficiently cooling your home.
A system that continues to cycle on and off can indicate a simple issue, like a clogged drainage pipe. It could also be something more serious. An air conditioning specialist can quickly diagnose the issue and repair your system before it burns out from frequent cycling.
5. Bad Smells
Your AC will often blow throughout a hot Texas summer. If you notice bad smells coming from your vents, you could have an AC problem.
An HVAC technician can locate the odors and clean your unit to improve the air smell and quality in your home!
Don’t Delay Repairs for AC Issues
Delaying repairs for AC issues can often lead to more expensive repairs or replacement. Extend the life of your HVAC system by calling All Care Comfort Solutions to inspect and maintain your AC! Contact us today.