Its summertime, and the heat index is climbing to new heights. While everyone is enjoying vacations and playing in the pool, some unlucky homeowners are dealing with major air conditioner repairs. Unfortunately, this occurs way too often around this time of year. In this article, we will help you see some of the warning signs your air conditioner needs repairs.
By recognizing a potential air conditioning problem early, you can have your local Dufrene’s technician take a look at it before it becomes serious.
Don’t let AC problems keep you from enjoying your fun this summer. Contact Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling for help now. We are available 24/7. Call us today!
Here are the 5 signs that your air conditioner needs repairs
#1. Bad odors are one of the signs your air conditioner needs repairs
The smell of mold or mildew coming from your air conditioner can be a sign of pooled water that isn’t draining from the system. This, in turn, can lead to lower indoor air quality and a host of problems for the system.
If you smell strange odors around your system, have a Dufrene’s tech out to your home to inspect the system and make sure everything is okay.
#2. Your AC is blowing warm wair
If your HVAC unit is not pushing cool air, there are a few areas that you can look at before calling your local air conditioning professional. This might sound silly, but the first thing to do is to make sure your thermostat isn’t turned to heat mode. You’d be surprised how many times we see this; it’s an easy mistake to make.
Next, check your air filters. A dirty evaporator coil can cause your system to blow warm air and if your air filters are dirty, your coils can be, too. If it’s not one of these two things, it’s time to call us here at Dufrene’s.
#3. Loud noises are coming from your AC unit
The following sounds are signals your AC might need help: a continuous screeching, metal on metal sound, could mean your fan motor bearings are shot and need to be replaced. A banging, knocking, or scraping noise could mean your fan blade has an obstruction or is out of balance. If you hear any of these sounds, call Dufrene’s for repair right away.
#4. Poor airflow
If you place your hand over one of your air flow vents and you feel cool air coming out, but the flow is lower than normal, it could be your dampers. Vent dampers are your ducts valves to control airflow for your AC system. Another problem could be a dirty air filter. Check both of these items and if they are ok, it is time to call your HVAC repair professionals.
#5. Blown fuses
If your AC is just not working like it should, the problem could be a blown or tripped fuse. To diagnosis a fuse issue, there are two places you can look. First, check your home’s main circuit breaker box. If any of the breakers have been tripped, reset and see if that solves the AC issue
If not, next check your thermostat. There is a small fuse there. If it’s blown, have Dufrene’s replace it.
Call Dufrene’s for professional AC repair this summer!
Call Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling for your air conditioning needs.