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Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair: What to Watch For

It’s possible to prevent expensive AC repairs and stay ahead of them when you invest in AC repairs sooner rather than later. When you learn how to identify the early signs of AC problems you can fix smaller problems and prevent larger ones from ever happening. 

If your AC is experiencing any of the problems outlined below, it’s time for Boulder AC repair. Our team is here to help with nay AC problems big or small. Keep reading to learn more about how to identify the signs of AC problems. Then give our team of expert technicians a call to schedule your appointment.

Alarming Sounds

It’s okay for you to hear your AC make some sounds as a part of normal operation. You may hear the fan make a gentle whirring sound or the compressor hum as it works. Occasionally, you may even hear a slight rattling sound if the ductwork expands and contracts during temperature changes. But even these sounds can be a red flag if they are too loud or too frequent. 

When your air conditioner starts making loud sounds that you haven’t heard before, it’s time to schedule a repair appointment, even if you don’t know what’s wrong. It’s equally alarming if otherwise normal sounds begin to get louder or more frequent. For example, if the gentle humming becomes so loud that it concerns you, your air compressor may be experiencing problems. 

Feeling Warm Air

Your AC should always blow cool air when it is set to cool. A lot of homeowners ignore lukewarm air if their home is still comfortable because it doesn’t seem like it’s that big of a deal. But, if your AC is blowing warm air instead of cool air, something is wrong.

Don’t ignore it just because you’re not uncomfortable yet. Without addressing the problem, it’ll only get worse with each passing day. You may even be to troubleshoot yourself and attempt a DIY repair, but anything you do may just be a bandaid on a larger problem. Plus, you could do more damage than good. 

High Energy Bills

It’s possible that it costs more to cool your home in the summer, but your bills still shouldn’t be exponentially high. Two signs that your energy bill is too high include a bill that increases month after month without ceasing and an energy bill that has a sudden spike and then stays high.

You can compare your current energy usage to the previous year and see if you are using more energy. If so, it may be due to AC problems. When something goes wrong in your AC but the system is still working, it will start to work harder to make up for whatever is wrong. 

Icy Evaporator Coils

Your AC has an indoor and outdoor unit, and both have coils. The indoor unit has evaporator coils that aid in lowering the temperature of refrigerant to cool the air for your home. There’s a misconception that ice is okay to see on these coils because they are supposed to get cold.

But, evaporator coils don’t need to be so cold that they are frozen. If there is ice developing on your AC’s evaporator coils, it can actually hinder cooling. Frozen coils block cool air from circulating through your home. Icy coils may be caused by a refrigerant leak, which is a big problem that you want to get checked out right away. 

Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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