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5 Warnings Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair
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Friday, January 19, 2018

No matter how high quality your air conditioner is, at some point in time it will always require repairs. Mostly homeowners are unable to spot the warning signs that are an air conditioner’s way of telling “I need repairs”.

If you keep the AC running throughout the daylight hours, it is important to keep an eye out for any signs that the system is developing problems. You cannot prevent the issue from occurring, but with quick repairs from a professional technician, you can mitigate the damage.

Here are some common warning signs which show that your AC is in need of repairs.

1. Strange Odor and Sounds
Obviously you know how your AC unit sounds when it is working perfectly fine. If the AC starts making weird noises, you can definitely notice it. If you hear sounds of metal scraping on metal or the AC sounds louder than usual then there is definitely a problem.

The same goes for strange metallic smell which may indicate that the wire insulation of your AC has burned through. If you notice these things, immediately call a professional technician to diagnose the problem and make the needed repairs.

2. No Cool Air
A time will come when your air conditioner will not be able to keep your room cool anymore. Even at the lowest temperature, the air will not be as cool as it used to be. Only a professional technician can fix this problem as absence of cool air points to an issue with compressor which requires serious repairs.

3. Short Cycling
Short cycling means that an AC is turning on and off itself every couple of minutes. This problem can either be because of an electrical fault or due to damaged compressor. Repair is essential in this case as the short cycling issue can shorten the lifecycle of your air conditioner.

4. Excessive Moisture
If your air conditioner unit is continuously leaking and water is accumulating underneath it then it indicates that the drainage tube which properly disposes the water is either blocked or damaged. Leaking water can lead to more problems if not repaired. Call a technician immediately if you notice water leaking from your air conditioner unit.

5. Spiking Electricity Bills
Your air conditioner was working perfectly fine so you skipped the repairs this year and went straight into the summer without any tune-ups. Then, when the electricity bill arrives, the figures are unbelievably high. Alas! If only you had made those tune-ups.

If your AC system is broken, it would work harder to emit the cooling which means that more electrical power will be consumed by it. If your monthly electricity bill has spiked, call an AC technician to look at the problem and fix it.

If you have noticed any of these signs and wish to contact a professional technician for the repairs, get in touch with us at Crane Heating and Air. We have experienced technicians who can diagnose the problems in your air conditioner and make the needed repairs to ensure that your AC gives you the cooling you desire.



 

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