No one ever want to deal with air conditioning problems, whether they do not want to pay for the repairs or have the time to make the repairs. However, there are many issues that should not be put on the backburner. Today, we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to discuss the issues that should never ignored.
How Do You Know if Something is Wrong with Your AC Unit?
Bad Smell from AC. A strange odor in your home or coming from your unit is likely to be first noticed since our noses are pretty sensitive. A foul odor can be a major warning sign that something is wrong with your cooling system. A musty scent could indicate mold has been accumulating, an electrical or burning smell could mean something is overheating, and a rotten egg smell could signal a natural gas leak can be issues of a serious and potentially life-threatening. You need an expert to identify and rectify the problem.
Loud AC Noises. As part of its normal aging process, do not dismiss that weird noise coming from your air conditioning. A sign that hardware has come loose of that a component is malfunctioning are new sounds. The consequences could be costly when these things are left to worsen. No matter what unusual sounds are heard, it should be investigated so that the issue can be addressed as soon as possible.
Unexplained Water Around AC Unit. When the air conditioner is running, it will naturally produce condensation. This liquid will drain, however, if you find any pooled water around the unit you should contact a licensed professional as soon as possible. In addition to it being a problem with the unit, you risk water damage to your home. Having to replace the unit as well as the flooring could create a hefty bill.
Hot and Cold Areas in House. Throughout your home, the temperatures should be roughly the same. It’s important to figure out what’s going on if you enter a room and notice that it’s much warmer or cooler than the rest of the house. Unevenly heated or cooled rooms typically indicate that something is wrong while this may be more common with older HVAC systems. This can be a sign that something is impacting efficiency, or it could be as simple as your unit struggling to keep up with an especially hot day. Have your unit serviced by a professional instead of playing a guessing game.
Poor Air Flow. When you feel the discomfort of your home, you likely check to ensure the AC is on. If it is and it doesn’t feel like any air is coming out of the vents, there is a problem. This is a significant problem since it is hindering cool air you want as well as losing the costs attached to running an air conditioner that is not producing the cool air. First ensure the air filter is fresh and if it continues, call a pro.
High AC Cooling Costs. Never ignore if you notice that your monthly utility costs are suddenly on the rise. There could be many reasons why the utility bills have spiked, but an issue with the HVAC system is a common source. Though it is normal to see it fluctuate throughout the year, when you compare it to the same month in recent years, you know you have a problem.