5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Requires Repair
When Texas temperatures soar, your home or business serves as a safe haven away from the unbearable heat. A malfunctioning air conditioner isn’t just uncomfortable – high heat can put people at risk of heat exhaustion and other health issues.
Promptly repairing your cooling system is essential for maintaining a safe and secure indoor environment. While identifying A/C problems isn’t always easy for the non-expert, several tell-tale signs indicate your air conditioner needs professional attention.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms with your A/C, start your repair with a free estimate!
1. Air Conditioner Blows Warm Air
Your air conditioner should blow air that matches the temperature you set on your thermostat. If warm air is blowing instead of cool, there might be a refrigerant leak that needs repair.
2. The Thermostat Won't Respond
If your thermostat doesn’t seem to be responding to your controls and the room temperature doesn’t match what you selected, the issue could be anything from a blown fuse to corroded wiring.
3. Poor Airflow
Airflow is a key factor in your comfort. If your air conditioner only supplies a small amount of air when you turn it on, you might have a blower failure, dirty filter, or even a leak.
4. Strange Sounds & Smells
Aside from a minor humming noise, your air conditioner shouldn’t generate distracting or loud sounds. Additionally, your air conditioner also shouldn’t distribute strange or unpleasant odors throughout your home.
If you’re noticing any strange sounds or smells, something isn’t quite right. We’ll determine the cause behind the noise or smell and provide you with a prompt solution.
5. Rising Electric Bill
If you’re noticing your electricity bill is skyrocketing for no apparent reason, there could be an underlying issue with your HVAC system. Your air conditioner uses the most electricity in your home, so when it’s not running efficiently, your cooling costs can get out of control.
There are several potential causes for your rising electric bills, from faulty thermostat switches to leaks in the ductwork. One of the certified HVAC technicians at Smart A/C Services will quickly identify the root of the issue as soon as you give us a call!
Choose Smart A/C Services for Your Air Conditioning Repair Services
As Texas’s premier A/C repair company, you can always count on us to provide you with honest and professional customer service. We provide our customers with solutions that last so you can relax and enjoy a cool and comfortable home, no matter the temperature outside.
Get your free estimate and get started on your service today!
Frequently Asked Air Conditioning Questions:
What is HVAC?
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, referring to different systems that affect the temperature as well as airflow between inside and outside a residential or commercial building.
How to clean your outside unit?
First, turn off the power to avoid electrocution. Then, take a regular garden hose—no high-pressure washing or nozzles—and spray from the side and avoid spraying the top of the unit. Work your way down the coils from top to bottom. If you’re hoping for a more detailed clean, you can use an old toothbrush to scrub away dirt and debris. If you are one that doesn't have the time to clean your A/C unit, we provide A/C Cleaning services.
Why is my A/C leaking water?
More often than not, an A/C leaking water indicates a drain line stoppage. In some cases, customers may confuse condensation for a leaking unit. However, if you notice that there’s still a lot of humidity, no cool air, and your A/C unit still leaks, it’s time to call a professional to diagnose the problem.
Why is my A/C not working?
Dirty or blocked air filters are a common cause for A/C units not working. There could be a drain line stoppage or an issue with your compressor or refrigerant. If you’ve already cleaned your air filters and the unit still isn’t working, it may be time to contact an HVAC professional to fix the problem.