26 Apr. 22

When It’s Time to Consider Air Conditioner Repair

Your AC doesn’t seem to be working.

  • It’s summer in Utah and your air conditioner decided to call it quits: the first thing you should do is check your thermostat. Your thermostat should be set at a temperature that is lower than the current room temperature. If it does not say “cooling” on the thermostat display and it isn’t blowing any air at all, turn the thermostat to cool and wait three to five minutes, then see if it kicks in. Sometimes, it’s just that simple!
  • If the thermostat shows that it’s on, but your system isn’t cooling, try checking any fuses or circuit breakers. Any issues with these more complex functions could be related to an electrical overload and would need prompt attention from a professional. In addition, you can try turning off your system for about 10 minutes to see if this allows for a reset of sorts. Either way, it’s best to contact a Utah air conditioner expert.

It smells like there’s something wrong.

If you notice an unexpected smell coming from your unit, you may have a problem with the electrical wiring. Is there a burning plastic odor? This could indicate that your air conditioning system is malfunctioning, and this is dangerous because it could lead to a fire.

Other foul odors indicate different problems. For example, does it smell like a musty basement? If so, then you probably need to clean the ducts of your air conditioner. A dirty air filter can also create strange smells; get into the habit of changing the filter at least once every three months (or more often if there are pets in your home). Strange smells may also occur when there’s a clog in the condensation drain line, which serves to remove water (and any unpleasant odors trapped within) from inside the unit. If you notice anything amiss in this regard, give us a call right away—we’d be glad to inspect your unit and provide an estimate for repairs!

Moist air is leaking from ducts.

If you’ve just noticed that water is leaking from the ducts of your air conditioning unit, it’s likely caused by a clogged drain line. This can cause water to leak through and onto the floor.

If you’re not comfortable with fixing this on your own, call an air conditioner repair service to handle it for you.

The system keeps running but doesn’t cool the home.

High humidity and a lack of cool air is a sign of poor airflow. If you feel like your home’s air conditioner doesn’t cool like it used to, there are several potential causes. The most common problem involves the thermostat being set incorrectly. Be sure that your thermostat has been correctly programmed for the season. You can check this by setting the AC for cooling and lowering the temperature about five degrees below the ambient room temperature. Wait several minutes, then return to see if it feels cooler in your home.

If you suspect that your thermostat is not accurately reflecting the temperature in your home, it may be time to replace or upgrade your thermostat entirely.

If, however, you have confirmed that your thermostat settings are correct but still feel like you aren’t receiving adequate cooling, there could be an issue with either a part or multiple parts of your AC system itself. A service professional will inspect all parts of your unit — including refrigerant levels — and make any necessary repairs and improvements to get your air conditioner back on track before temperatures soar!

Your energy bills are higher than normal.

  • When your air conditioner starts running a lot, but not cooling effectively, it might be because of a leak in the ducts or an AC unit that needs repair. Call an AC technician to check for leaks and fix them before they lower your energy efficiency.
  • You see signs of damage on the outside of your air conditioner
  • Check for blocked air filters and clear them or replace them if necessary. Clean blockages from around the outside unit with a hose or broom so it doesn’t overheat during use.
  • Your thermostat isn’t working properly
  • Check for problems with the thermostat and call a technician to fix it if needed. The first thing they’ll do is look at whether there are any signs of corrosion on the wires inside—if there aren’t then they can start looking into why it’s not working correctly (or perhaps just replace some settings).

There are loud or unusual noises when the system is running.

If you hear banging, clanking, or scraping sounds while the system is running, these could be signs of a broken belt. These belts are incredibly vital to the proper functioning of your AC unit. If the compressor or fan motor has begun to wear out, it can cause a rattle that may get worse over time. Rattling noises could also indicate that you have a refrigerant leak. If you hear high-pitched squealing when the system is running, there could be an issue with the condenser fan motor. If this is the case, it’s important to contact an AC repair technician immediately.

Still other unusual noises could indicate that there’s a loose component in your unit — such as a screw or bolt that needs tightened down. Seeking help from an air conditioner repair pro will ensure that all parts are in working order and properly attached to each other and their respective components before they’re fixed into place permanently by accident with caulk or glue.

If you’re concerned about your AC, have a professional check it out to avoid permanent damage and reduce long-term costs.

If you have any worries about your air conditioner unit, have a professional check it out. Hiring an air conditioning repair service will help you avoid permanent damage and reduce long-term costs. It’s also important to perform regular maintenance checks on your unit to make sure it’s working properly.

Finding the right repair service can be tricky, but there are many online resources that can help you find AC services in your area. You’ll need to determine what kind of repair services you need before contacting a technician so they can give you an accurate estimate of cost. Many companies offer free estimates for their repairs or provide flat-rate pricing for common issues like leaking water or not running at full capacity.

Knowing when to replace the system is another important consideration as well; if your unit isn’t working as efficiently as it should, then perhaps it’s time for a new one! The best way to get the most out of your unit is by doing regular maintenance checks and calling an expert when something goes wrong with it so they can fix whatever problem may arise quickly before anything else happens down the road (and more money gets spent unnecessarily).