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Telltale Signs That You Need Air Conditioning Repair or Replacement

On February 22nd, 2017

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Air conditioning units are a vital part of any Shreveport home. In the summer, when average temperatures can soar into the 90s and the inside of your home can get even hotter, it has never been more important to make sure that your air conditioning is working effectively and efficiently.

There is nothing worse than having to pay extra for emergency air conditioner repairs while baking in the heat. It is always a good idea to do a test run of your air conditioner before the summer hits. This way you can look out for any of these signs which indicate you may need to consider AC repair, or in the worst-case scenario, get your unit replaced, before temperatures in Shreveport rise.

Air Conditioning

No Cool Air

This is an easy one to spot. When you turn on your air conditioning, if you notice that the air coming out of the vents isn’t as cold as it used to be, or isn’t cold at all, then it could be a sign that your system needs some serious repairs. There are many things that could cause this, it could be something like a failed system compressor, which can be fixed, or it could be a sign that your system's Freon levels are too low. In that case of a failed compressor, you might have to replace the unit.

Poor Air Flow

In a similar vein, this one is fairly easy to spot. Turn your AC on and if you notice that there is a weak air flow or little air is flowing through your vents, then it could be a sign of your blower failing. Make sure that you check every room in the house though, it might be that some rooms are getting cold air while others have poor air flow. In this case,there could be a problem with the duct system. Either way, it is a sign that your air conditioner needs some urgent repairs and you should contact a trusted AC repair company to come and take a look.

Sounds and Smells

Any odd sound that you can hear from your air conditioner, whether it is squealing, grating, or grinding, could be a sign that something is wrong with the internal mechanisms. If you don’t get this checked out straight away, then it could cost you in the form of a pricey breakdown.

Pungent smells from your air conditioner vents normally indicate that the wiring insulation has been burnt out, this needs attention quickly as uninsulated wiring could cause a fire. If you can smell a musky odour coming from your vents then it is a sign that there is moisture in your ducts. This should be looked at immediately as it can cause health problems if left for too long.

As you can see, there are many things that you can easily check your air conditioner for, if you notice any of them, or if you just want your unit’s condition assessed, then call a reputable company to check it over for you.

Sources
How to Know if Your Air Conditioner is Broken, HomeGuides.com
How Much Does It Cost to Repair an AC Unit?, HomeAdvisor.com

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