The long, hot summers in New Braunfels, TX, put a lot of pressure on your air conditioning system. Even with regular springtime tune-ups and frequent air filter changes, it’s possible that you’ll need an air conditioning repair. Fortunately, your air conditioner will give you one or more warnings that a repair is needed, including these three signs.
Warm air blowing from your home’s vents suggests a problem with your cooling system. Before calling for air conditioning repair services, verify that the thermostat is on cooling functions. If the thermostat is fine, check the air conditioner for ice buildup or water leaks. Many different issues could cause warm air to blow from the vents, including a refrigerant leak, compressor problem or dirty coils. All of these require professional attention.
Your home’s vents should supply a steady flow of cool air during a cooling cycle. If you barely feel a trickle of air, check the air filter. If it’s dirty, replace it. When the air filter isn’t the problem, there could be an obstruction or gap in the air ducts. According to the Department of Energy, an improper refrigerant level could cause low airflow. Dirty coils or a condenser problem also hinder airflow, and these issues require prompt AC repairs.
When your air conditioner begins a cooling cycle, it’ll make a soft click. You’ll hear a low humming sound throughout the cooling cycle, then a soft click when the cycle ends. If you start hearing grinding or banging sounds, it’s time to call for an urgent air conditioning repair. These sounds suggest an issue with the motor or fan. Squealing or screeching sounds are also abnormal. They could result from an off-balance or worn part. Hissing or gurgling sounds also need a diagnosis.
To learn more about the signs that you’ll need an air conditioning repair, look at Legacy Heating & Air Conditioning’s AC repair services, or call us today for additional details.