If your air conditioner does not seem to be working properly, it may be time to give Ambient Edge a call. Perhaps you are not too sure that there is something wrong. Your home just does not feel as comfortable as it used to.
Give us a call. We are happy to offer help. The following are some of the most common signs you need air conditioner repair.
If you notice these things happen, don’t wait to give us a call.
#1: Your AC Is Not Turning On
This is one of the easiest and most significant times to give our team a call. If your AC will not turn on or turn on and then turns off quickly, that is an indication of a significant problem.
You may wish to check the breaker box and make sure that the system is getting power as a first step. If it is, but it will not turn on, there may be the need for a repair to the motor or electrical system.
We do not recommend trying to troubleshoot these concerns on your own. Let our team come out to troubleshoot for you and offer recommendations. We may be able to get it up and running in no time.
#2: The Air Conditioner Is Working But Blowing Hot Air
Hot air coming from your vents is the last thing you want to deal with on a hot summer day. However, this is another common problem with air conditioners and typically is the result of the system not having enough coolant. The coolant works to cool air as it moves through the system.
It does not typically run out unless there is a leak or some other flaw that occurs in the operation of the system. However, blowing hot air means you need a technician to inspect, repair, and replace the coolant. This is also typically a task for a licensed technician to handle for you.
#3: Your Home Seems Humid
Your air conditioner works not only to cool the air but also to remove moisture from it. If your home is humid, that is an indication that it is not working the way it should. Repairs to your AC for humidity concerns could range widely, and they typically need to be done sooner rather than later.
Humidity levels contribute to a number of problems. For example, your home may be uncomfortable, but too much moisture in the air could also mean that you have a higher risk of asthma, allergy, and respiratory complications. It could also mean an increase in mold and mildew growth.
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#4: The System Turns On and Off Frequently
When an air conditioner is turning on and off constantly, typically within minutes of running, that is called cycling. This on-and-off process is not just annoying, but it can also mean that your system is experiencing a high level of wear and tear. You will need to take care of this to get your home to a comfortable level.
We encourage you to get AC repair for any instance in which the system is not operating as it normally does like this. Listen to your system for a few minutes to determine if it is clicking on and staying running or turning right back off. It could be something more significant, but it may also be nothing more than a programmable thermostat upgrade.
#5: There Are Strange Odors
Another one of the signs that you need air conditioner repair occurs when you start to smell strange odors. There are numerous types of odors you may smell, but this is often a musty smell, or it may smell like there is some type of plastic burning.
If the scent coming from your unit is strong for any reason or with any type of scent, it is a good idea to turn off the air conditioner and give us a call. Allow our team to inspect what is occurring and determine if the system is safe. Do not keep using it if you smell any type of burning scent, and if there is any type of smoke, call the fire department for immediate help.
#6: New and Strange Sounds
You also want to pay close attention to the sound that your air conditioner is making, especially if you notice any changes to them. For example, your outdoor condenser unit may sound loud, which is often an indication that it needs to be cleaned or the fan blades need to be tightened (which is something to let your technician do to avoid any type of risk of electrocution.
There may be other sounds, too, such as squealing or a loud humming sound. These could be coming from your vents, or they may be coming from the air conditioning unit. Any changes in sound are something you will want to pay close attention to as they could indicate concerns with the function.
#7: Ice Forming
Any time ice is forming on or near your air conditioner, including on the condenser or the interior units, that is a time for concern. Again, turn off the system, and do not turn it on until you get the all-clear to do so from our technicians. It is nearly always a good idea to do this right away since any ice formation could be damaging your system.
Don’t try to remove the ice yourself. Removing it is typically only one component of the repair. We have to determine what the cause is to ensure that the repairs are done properly.
Allow Ambient Edge to Provide You with the Help You Need Today
Ambient Edge is committed to helping our clients to keep their systems running well long-term. If you see any of the signs that you need air conditioner repair, contact our team for a service call. We can come to you, provide an inspection, troubleshoot the system, and then offer a repair that gets your system back up and running in no time.
Give us a call today to get the process started with a free quote.