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5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

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When something goes wrong with your air conditioning system, it’s important to act quickly to have a repair technician address the issue. Waiting to call an expert or ignoring the problem can be a costly mistake.

When your air conditioner needs repair, it will show warning signs, such as rattling or short-cycling. Read on for the five telltale signs that your air conditioner needs repair.

Strange Noises Coming from Your System

Some noise during operation is normal for any air conditioning system; however, excessive noise is cause for alarm. In particular, if you hear gurgling or dripping noises, you may have an issue with your condensate line, which requires immediate repair. The line is most likely clogged, which could result in damaging water leaks in your home.

Warm Air Blowing from Vents

The sole purpose of your air conditioner is to provide cooled, comfortable air during the hottest days of the year. If your air conditioner produces nothing but warm or hot air at any point, the system has a problem.

When an AC unit starts producing warm air, it’s commonly due to a faulty compressor or an electrical malfunction. In either case, it’s best to have a professional HVAC technician diagnose and repair the problem before it escalates into a total system failure.

Frequent System Short-Cycling

It’s normal for your air conditioner to turn off and on to maintain the indoor temperature throughout the day. Especially as the outdoor temperature fluctuates, your unit will respond accordingly to keep your home at the ideal comfort level.

However, something is wrong with the unit if your system starts to frequently short-cycle despite consistent outdoor temperatures. You may have a clogged air filter, electrical component failures, or other problems that require the attention of a skilled professional.  

Increased Humidity in the Home

In addition to providing cooled air, an air conditioner helps maintain indoor humidity levels between 30% and 50%. If you’ve noticed your home has become increasingly stuffy and humid, your system might not be regulating your indoor humidity properly.

The evaporator coils may be faulty, or the system may not be the correct size for your home. A knowledgeable air conditioning technician can diagnose and repair the problem quickly and efficiently.

Foul Odors During System Operation

You should schedule AC repair if your air conditioner produces unpleasant odors. There may be dirt, debris, mildew, mold, or other hidden contaminants in your ductwork that contribute to foul smells and inhibit your system’s efficiency.

If these issues go untreated, you could increase the chance of your air conditioner completely failing — not to mention the added stress airborne pollutants will place on your respiratory system.

Schedule AC Repair Services

If you recognize any of these five signs of needed air conditioner repair, contact Suburban HVAC for the expert repair solutions you deserve. Since 1963, our team has proudly provided the top-quality AC repair services families trust for:

  • Quick, reliable response to air conditioning repair requests
  • Dedicated, experienced, and continuously trained professionals
  • Lower energy costs for their cooling systems
  • Personalized solutions tailored to their unique comfort needs

Get the fast, reliable AC repair services you need by contacting Suburban HVAC today.


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