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When to Get AC Repair

Repairs on home AC units are stressful enough. But when your commercial air conditioner begins to show signs of needing repair, you need to call in the experts right away. Your commercial unit has to heat and cool a much larger square footage, which can take a toll on all of the AC components. Your commercial air conditioner has a big job on its hands literally and figuratively. 

If you find that your unit begins to make weird noises or cycle differently than usual, you may need AC repair in Longmont, CO. While all AC units will need repairs eventually, regular maintenance can help extend the life of your unit. Our team can help by addressing problems early before they worsen. So, what are the signs that indicate you need AC repair? 

Short Cycling

Your AC unit has a standard length of time it should run to cool your commercial location. If you begin to notice that the cooling cycles are shorter and shorter, this is a problem. Short cycling happens when your system turns off not long after beginning a new cooling cycle. Your AC unit is struggling to keep your location cool when it short cycles. Ignoring the problems can lead to more costly repairs and even complete replacement, so call our experts right away.

Loud Noises

Your AC unit makes some sounds as it works to cool the area. You may hear the hum of the compressor as it runs or the fan blowing cool air through the ductwork and out the vents. But if you hear loud, distracting noises that is a red flag. Rattling can indicate that a part is loose. Screeching may mean that a fan blade is scraping against other metal. Any unusual noises deserve immediate attention.

Warm Airflow

Your AC unit has a goal of cooling your location – no matter how big or small. The air blowing out through vents should be cool. If you hold your hand up to a vent and feel warm air, that’s a bad sign. You may have a problem with the refrigerant line. 

Weak Airflow

When you hold your hand up to a vent, the airflow should be cool and strong. While it may not be a forceful airflow, you should still feel it easily. If you find yourself questioning whether the AC unit is even blowing air at all, that may indicate a problem with the fan, ductwork, or other components. 

Bad Odor

Your AC should not have a bad odor. If you begin to notice a musty smell, there may be a clogged condensate drain. While this issue is more common, there are a number of reasons for AC unit odors – and none of them are OK. Any bad smells that you can attribute to your AC unit need immediate attention before they get worse. 

Increasing Energy Bills

There is no doubt that cooling your commercial space is costly. But, you should have an idea of how much your energy bill is month to month. If you notice a dramatic increase one month – or even a slow but consistent increase over time – then you need to schedule an AC repair sooner rather than later. 

No matter what type of commercial space you have, we can help. 

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

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