June 11, 2024
Top 5 Signs Your AC Needs Professional Repair

Air conditioning is practically a must in the modern world. Even if you enjoy warmer weather in the summer, there will be days when you’ll want to go inside and escape the heat. While your air conditioner should work to keep you cool most of the time, it’s still a complicated appliance that requires regular maintenance and repairs to keep going.

We at Weather Masters Corp. will certainly help you if your AC ever needs professional repair, but you need to know when that time has come. That isn’t as simple as waiting until your air conditioner breaks down completely and stops working. There are almost always signs that you need to call a repair technician long before things get that far. Let’s take a look at five of the most common.

1. Your Air Conditioner Is Blowing Hot Air

One of the most obvious signs that something is wrong with your air conditioner is when it starts blowing hot air. This can be caused by several things, almost all of which require a repair technician to fix. You might have problems with your compressor, a lack of refrigerant, dirty coils in the main unit, or electrical issues.

2. Poor Airflow From Your Vents

Another sign that you have a faulty air conditioner is a lack of air coming from your vents. Again, this can be caused by several things that require a repair technician. One of the more common culprits is a failing compressor, but poor airflow can also be due to dirty air ducts. Your air ducts should be professionally cleaned every three to five years, so contact us about having that done if you know it’s been a while. If you’re not sure whether your air ducts need to be cleaned, check your vents. If they are covered in dust, your ducts probably need to be cleaned.

3. Loud Noises Coming From Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner should be practically silent when it is running. You might hear a slight hum or the sound of air blowing through your vents, but that should be it. On the other hand, a failing air conditioner might make noises such as grinding, squealing, or thumping. These sounds could be caused by a belt out of place. This needs to be fixed as soon as possible before things get worse.

4. Bad Smells When Your AC Is Running

Your air conditioner shouldn’t smell like anything when it runs. Considering that it helps lower humidity in your home, it should reduce musty smells caused by mold and mildew.

If your air conditioner or your vents smell bad, you likely have a problem. A burning smell might mean that something is burned out or overheating inside the unit itself, while a musty smell could mean mold growing in your air ducts. Neither smell is a good thing and should be checked out as soon as possible.

5. Your Thermostat Isn’t Working Properly

Your thermostat controls your air conditioner’s temperature. While it is accurate most of the time, there might be times when it isn’t working quite right. Some of these cases can be chalked up to human error; you might have made a mistake when programming your thermostat or are reading it incorrectly. If this is the case, read your thermostat’s manual, and make any necessary adjustments.

It’s also possible that your thermostat’s batteries need to be replaced. A smart thermostat can run on batteries for one year although that can be extended if you keep it plugged in. If it’s been a year or longer since you’ve replaced your thermostat’s batteries, do so if your thermostat isn’t working properly.

If you’re sure that you’re using your thermostat properly and it has plenty of battery power, there is likely something wrong that requires a repair technician. The problem might not be as dire as other HVAC problems you can have, but it’s best to get it fixed sooner rather than later.

Contact Weather Masters Corp. for AC Repair

If you notice any of these signs or otherwise suspect that your AC isn’t working properly, we at Weather Masters Corp. will be happy to assist you. We have served homeowners and businesses in Frederick, MD and the surrounding areas since 2016, and we have become one of the top HVAC contractors in the area during that time. We provide timely and affordable service to all our customers.

For more information about our AC repair services, contact Weather Masters Corp. today.

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