Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair
Since 1979, Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning has provided superior air conditioner service to homes and businesses. During that time, air conditioners and the technology behind them has changed, but many of the signs that the unit needs a repair have stayed the same. Here are seven common air conditioner issues that mean it’s time to call Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning for reliable residential AC repair.
AC Leaking Water
Small amounts of condensation are to be expected with an air conditioner. What isn't okay is if puddles are forming either inside or outside the unit. Not only can this cause water damage to the surrounding structure, but internal electrical components may short out. If left untreated, the excess water can also result in mold. If the puddle is under the AC unit, it may be the AC refrigerant. While a refrigerant leak is less common, it can be dangerous and needs immediate attention.
Ice Or Frost Build-Up
If you’re experiencing decreased cooling efficiency or the AC is leaking, it could be that the evaporator coils are frozen. Even if it’s the middle of summer, evaporator coils can still freeze. Frozen evaporator coils mean that the refrigerant can't flow, and the unit won't be able to produce cool air. Several things can cause this to happen, so it’s best to have a certified AC technician look at it.
AC Not Working
Sometimes when this occurs, it’s a simple fix. Before calling Spoor's Heating & Air Conditioning, check the thermostat to ensure it’s on and set lower than the room's current temperature. If the thermostat isn’t working, it may need new batteries. If the thermostat is working, check the electrical panel for a tripped breaker. If the unit still doesn't turn on, give us a call for fast AC repair.
Strange Air Conditioner Noises
Every air conditioner makes noises, and you'll become accustomed to the usual ones over time. However, if you notice strange or unusual noises, there’s probably an underlying issue that needs to be fixed. Noises to look out for include banging, clanking, clicking, buzzing, rattling, squealing, or humming. If it sounds like your air conditioner is trying to talk to you, it’s a sign that professional repairs are needed in order to prevent more costly damage.
Air Conditioner Not Cooling
Clogged air filters or blocked air vents can hinder conditioned air from reaching the rest of the home or business. But if you’ve checked your filter and have ensured that the vents are clear, call Spoor's Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible. The longer the unit strains to function, the more likely it is to develop a major — and costly — issue.
Air Conditioner Smells Odd
Generally, you'll never smell anything from the air conditioner. Yet, mold, mildew, and dirt build-up create unpleasant smells as they collect in the unit and are circulated through the air. Depending on the type of smell, the culprit could also be a refrigerant leak, faulty electrical components, or even a potential gas leak. If you’re smelling something weird, it’s best to turn the AC off and call Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning.
AC Turning On & Off Frequently
AC repair professionals refer to this as short cycling. This means that your AC is working harder to operate through its cycle of turning on, cooling, and turning off again. Short cycling can be due to a wrong-sized AC unit for the space, an electrical issue caused by a recent power outage, or it could be a sign your unit requires maintenance or a tune-up. The harder your AC has to work, the sooner you’ll need to replace it, so it’s best to have it serviced ASAP.
How Much Will Your AC Repair Cost?
Keep in mind the cost for a residential AC repair can vary based on several factors, including the time of year, the age of the unit, and the complexity of the repair. Spoor's Heating & Air Conditioning will always explain the full cost of any repair, including parts and labor. We believe customer satisfaction begins with a fully transparent approach to HVAC repair. Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions!
Fast, Reliable Repairs
A working AC is more than just a luxury. When temperatures soar, you rely on an air conditioner to cool your home or business. In turn, you can rely on our team of experienced technicians to diagnose and complete any home AC repair efficiently. There’s no air conditioner issue too big or small for our team to solve, and we are experienced working with a variety of brands. From installing air handlers to replacing circuit boards, call Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning for your air conditioning needs!
Get An HVAC Checkup
Planned HVAC maintenance saves you money by allowing us to repair potential issues early and making sure the system operates at peak efficiency. Call Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule a checkup!