You and your family rely on the performance of your air conditioner to stay cool and comfortable during the hot and humid summer months. However, as with any other home appliance, the AC can go out after a period of service. This may occur gradually or suddenly in some cases. Often, there are signs which indicate an air conditioner is starting to fail. At Comfort By Design, we understand why AC units fail and have the know-how and experience to solve these issues and restore comfort to your home environment.
Below are some of the common signs your air conditioner may be failing.
Higher Energy Bills
A failing air conditioner runs less efficiently than it did at the beginning of its service life. This means it is working harder but not cooling indoor spaces as quickly as it once did. The result is higher energy costs each month.
Reduced Air Flow
Various issues can cause low or weak airflow. One of the main culprits for this problem is a dirty or clogged air filter. Another cause may be dirty or improperly sealed air ducts. Another reason may be compressor failure.
Lack of Cool Air
Air conditioners produce cold air and distribute the air throughout the home. When the AC is no longer producing cold air, you know there is a problem which may involve a refrigerant leak, faulty compressor, or some other mechanical issue.
Frequent AC Repairs
If your AC unit has required multiple repairs recently and once again the unit seems to be failing, then it may need to be replaced.
The standard sounds you may hear from an AC unit include the unit starting up and then the air flowing into the rooms of your home. Other than that, you should not be hearing strange sounds such as grating, grinding, or squealing in the AC system. If you do, there may be a problem that needs fixed before it turns into a more expensive issue down the road.
Strange Odors When AC Turned On
An unusual smell of any nature coming from your air conditioning system may indicate a problem that needs resolved. For instance mold in the AC unit or ductwork may produce a musty smell. A burned-out wire in the unit may produce a strong smell. It is important to have the issue diagnosed and resolved in order to prevent anyone in the home from getting sick from these odors.
To learn about the air conditioning services we offer or to schedule an appointment for AC repair or installation, give us a call today at 719.374.1776 or drop us a message using our contact form.