5 Signs You Need an A/C Repair

Jul 24, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Does it feel like your A/C is blowing out warm air? Is it making strange noises or emitting strange odors? Is water gathering around the unit? If so, you might want to continue reading. During our many years of superior customer service in Ohio, we have found that typically an A/C system will start giving you signs if a problem is brewing. This can occur, in some instances, long before the system subsequently breaks down. As such, homeowners who pay attention to their A/C’s and address emerging problems early on save more money than those that disregard these signs.  

To help you recognize some of these signs, and hopefully avoid the bigger problem of a full system breakdown, we at Mason Heating & Air offer the following list of the top five signs there is a problem with your air conditioner.

5 Signs You Might Need an A/C Repair

1) The unit is blowing warm or hot air.

If your A/C unit starts blowing warm air, it could indicate the compressor isn’t working. Furthermore, it could also indicate the system has low levels of refrigerant, which could be leaking out. Neither of these conditions is impossible to repair, and doing so usually costs homeowners less than they’d expect. Whatever the issue, nonetheless, you should address this sort of thing promptly if you wish to continue to use your system. Keep in mind refrigerants are hazardous and should be handled by a professional.

2) Moisture builds up around the unit.

If you are noticing moisture or water leakage building up around your unit, you could have a problem. In some cases, this is a relatively small problem. Something might be blocking the drain tube that guides the condensation away from the system. If this is the case, it’s not an emergency. Nevertheless, it’s still in your best interest to have it rectified promptly to prevent the development of mold. Be mindful at the same time that this kind of moisture could be resulting from a refrigerant leak, which is much a more serious concern. Whatever the case, we urge homeowners to address the problem immediately to find out and to prevent additional problems from arising.

3) The A/C makes peculiar noises.

Because A/C’s are manufactured to operate fairly quietly, noise is often a sign something is amiss. Although you should hear a fairly quiet sound humming from the motor while it’s running correctly, you should not be hearing strange grinding, screeching, or other harsh jerky/squealing noises. The sooner you ascertain the source of any such rackets, with the assistance of a professional, the better off your system will be in the long run. Generally, most of these strange noises can be corrected before you have to replace the system altogether.

4) Strange smells are emanating from the system.

Strange odors, scents or fragrances are reliable indicators that something within your system might be going awry. Ordinarily, a sort of toasty, burning/pungent-type of fragrance means that wire insulation within the system is burning and needs replaced because of the fire hazard it can pose. Putrid, rotten, musty aromas aren’t a good thing either. Aside from the definite stench itself, musty smells usually imply there is mildew or mold, which is a hazard to you and your family’s health and indoor air quality.

5) High levels of humidity in the home.

One of the main functions of any A/C is the role it plays removing humidity from the air within a home. If you begin to see water pooling around your windows or feel that there is a stickiness in the air inside your home, this is a clear sign that your system isn’t operating as it should. We recommend you give us a call if you are faced with any of these issues before they cause major problems. We’d be happy to help any time, day or night.

High-Quality, Affordable A/C Repair in the Warren County Area

If you are noticing any of these issues with your A/C, we at Mason Heating & Air would be happy to come out to have a look. The sooner you call us, the less of a risk you stand by allowing the problem to develop to the point where your system could break down.

Call Mason Heating & Air at 513-496-2477, or schedule an appointment right now by clicking here!

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