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Signs that You Need AC Repair or Replacement

Outdoor AC unit
March 30, 2018

As the weather heats up, it’s important to have access to reliable air conditioning. For safety and comfort reasons, your cooling system should work efficiently, effortlessly, and reliably. If it has seemed like it’s been struggling lately, you may need to call AirTech to schedule a tune-up or repair. At a certain point, your equipment may be beyond repair. Instead of sinking more money into a dying machine, you could be putting it towards a new one. To keep an eye out for problems, here are some signs that your AC may be failing:

No Power or Start-up Issues

This is one of the most obvious signs that you have a problem with your air conditioning system. Whatever temperature you set your thermostat to, your cooling system should be able to reach it with ease. Turning it on should never be an issue either.  If temperatures are high outside, your safety could be affected by a broken air conditioner. If it doesn’t turn on at all or it switches often, you should start looking for a replacement.

Warm Air

If your AC is blowing warm air, it’s not doing what its supposed to do! When your system is running, the air should be cool and spread out evenly into your home. you may have a lack of refrigeration, which can be replenished. If you have a leak, it may be much harder to fix. This should be addressed by a professional immediately, as it can cause other problems throughout your home. If you’ve already spent money on repairs in the past, it’s in your best interest to replace your AC.

Excess Moisture

Have you noticed any water pooling or extra condensation around your AC? This should be taken care of ASAP, as it can lead to mold or mildew growth. Not only can they grow rapidly, they can affect your air quality as well.

Poor Cooling

When your AC is working properly, you should have cool comfort throughout your home. If you notice that some rooms are significantly cooler or warmer than others, it’s a sign that your system is no longer capable of cooling your whole home. A professional inspection will give you more insight into the cause, but you may need a replacement if it’s beyond repair.

Strange Noises

Your cooling system shouldn’t make much noise at all. If you start to hear loud bangs or grumbles coming from your AC or duct system, something isn’t right. It could mean that a piece has come loose or detached in your system, or that debris may have collected inside. It could also be a sign of a much larger problem: motor failure. Instead of wasting money on costly repairs, it may be in your best interest to replace your AC instead.

If your AC is showing any signs of stress, call Air Tech right away to assess the problem. Whether you need repairs or replacement, we’re ready to help!