Some signs of AC repair require simple adjustments. Others need more extensive work from professional HVAC technicians. How can you know which is which though? Here are some common signs you need AC repair, along with solutions for each of them.
Warm Air Coming through the Vents
The air coming from your vents should be cool and refreshing. If it feels warm, make sure the thermostat is set for the cool cycle. You may have it set to heat or to fan mode. Also check the temperature you have it set on, making sure it is lower than the current temperature of your house.
If those solutions do not resolve the matter, you may need professional AC repair. It could be a blown fuse or a bad capacitor, which will not cost much to replace. However, it could also be an issue with the compressor or a refrigerant leak. That could be more costly. We will conduct a thorough inspection to provide an exact answer for you.
Higher-Than-Normal Energy Bills (Or Frequent Cycles)
Your energy bills will increase as the temperature increases. If you’ve noticed a higher-than-normal spike though, it could be your AC working overtime. Another sign to watch out for is an increase in cycles. If your AC unit seems to kick on more than it should, you may need an inspection to diagnose the problem.
Note that this is also true in the winter time. For instance, if you have a gas heater, you may see a spike in your gas bill. Get an inspection to ensure that your unit is operating properly. This will save you money in the long run.
This is one of the most common ways homeowners notice they need AC repair. The air coming from the vents suddenly less powerful. First, check all the vents to make sure they are clean and open. This includes the intake vents, which may be clogged with dust. Change your air filters, and monitor the airflow. If the issue persists, contact Quality Comfort HVAC to diagnose the blockage or damage.
Humid Indoor Climate
The air inside your home should not be humid, even if it’s humid outside. Your air conditioner is designed to adjust your indoor humidity levels. Your AC unit may need to be re-calibrated to better combat humidity. In particularly humid climates, we may also recommend a de-humidifier for the house. Once again, we can discuss this during your inspection to find the best solution for your home, budget, and long-term goals.
Does the air coming from your AC have an unpleasant smell? That may be a sign you need an AC repair. There are several potential causes of air conditioner odor, including mold developing in the ductwork or bacteria growing around the coil. During your inspection, we can evaluate the entire system to determine where the odor is coming from. Then we can recommend the best remedy for the situation.