In many cases, you know when you need air conditioning repair because your AC system simply stops functioning. It’s not always that easy, however. Here are five other warning signs that you need to have a professional from Reimer inspect your air conditioner prior to the situation getting worse.
#1. Your air conditioning system isn’t generating cold air
This is often what prompts homeowners to pick up the phone and dial the local AC repair company. When your air conditioner isn’t generating cold air, it’s not cooling down your home, and the heat and humidity becomes noticeable, if not downright uncomfortable. However, it’s important to note that your air conditioner can be still be broken, even if it’s emitting cold air. In fact, you might not find out there’s a problem until…
#2. Your cooling bills are out of control
Your air conditioning is working just fine. You skipped the tune-up this year, and went straight into summer with the system in the same state it was in last year. Then, you open your monthly energy bill. We sure hope you were sitting down before you did, because the ultimate total is faint-inducing.
An AC system may be broken in a way that causes it to work harder to emit less and less cooling over time. If you find that your energy bills have spiked, call an AC repair specialist and have them look over your system.
#3. Your air conditioning unit is making sounds that it shouldn’t
You’ll know it when you hear it. Maybe your air conditioning system is making all the usual noises, but is louder than usual. Or, perhaps, it’s emitting a metallic screeching or a grinding sound. If you hear any of these noises coming from your air conditioning unit, you should call Reimer Home Services and have them send a technician out to diagnose the problem. Metal-on-metal scraping might be a sign that something is look or interfering with the fan. Besides the annoying noise, such a problem would lead to major air conditioning repair needs down the road—if not the total replacement of the system.
#4. Moisture is inside your ducts
Your air conditioning system is meant to handle a degree of moisture: after all, it’s outside, and rain can fall on it and inside of it, to a degree. However, you shouldn’t have moisture coming from the ducts inside of your home. If you do, it might indicate a number of problems. Call the experts at Reimer immediately. While it might be water or condensation from a nearby pipe, the water might not be water, but leaked AC coolant from the system. This liquid is toxic, and you’ll want to have us clean it up to ensure you and your family’s safety.
#5. Your unit is emitting strange smells
If you’re smelling a foul, metallic smell, that may be an indicator that your AC’s wire insulation has been burned through. In contrast, a musty smell might indicate that mold is growing inside of your AC system or in your ducts. Either way, a call to Reimer Home Services is the only way to know for sure.
Reimer Home Services is western New York’s source for quality customer service and incredible air conditioning repair. Whether you need repair, a tune-up Call them to schedule your appointment today.