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4 Signs You Need AC Repairs

technician-working-on-air-conditionerHave you noticed how air conditioner problems always happen at the most inconvenient times? The reason why this happens is that the AC has to overwork during a really hot summer day. When the components are pushed beyond their capabilities, a part with a minor fault is likely to break down.

This is why we suggest getting regular air conditioning service in Maplewood for your AC. Here are some signs which suggest that your AC is in need of urgent service. 

Strange Noises

ACs are supposed to work relatively quietly, without any strange sounds and noises. If you hear some sort of banging, hissing, grinding, or rattling sounds coming from the unit, it is a sure sign that there is something wrong with the AC.

The sounds could be caused due to a motor that is getting old, issues with the blower fan, lose components, or refrigerant leakage. Contact an HVAC expert as soon as possible to avoid costly damage to other components and get it fixed.

Higher Than Average Bills

When the AC components are worn out, the unit has to work more to generate the same level of output. You will notice that your energy bills will begin to rise even though you are using the AC for the same period of time.

Higher bills can be the result of a broken thermostat, blockages in the ductwork of your AC, or leakage of the coolant. Regardless of what’s causing the problem, you will need to get the system repaired. 

In the long run, you will save more money by getting the AC fixed than to keep operating it at an inefficient level.

No Cool Air

The lack of cool airflow from the AC is similar to an inefficient system. If you wave your hand in front of the air ducts, you may feel air coming out but it will not be very cool. If you turn the fan on, the speed of air will increase but again, it will not be very cool.

In most cases, this occurs due to problems with the compressor. The cool air may also stop flowing due to issues with the thermostat. An experienced professional with the necessary knowledge will be able to fix the problem and get your AC back in order. 

Decline in Air Flow

Lastly, weak airflow coming from your vents is another common symptom that your air conditioner isn’t working as it is supposed to. This commonly occurs due to problems with the fan or blockages in the air ducts that prevent the air from flowing smoothly.

A clogged air filter or a broken motor that runs the fan are possible culprits. Fixing these issues should get the AC back in order.

Established in 1912, Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, A Corp. is your trusted resource for reliable air conditioning service in Maplewood. Contact us today!

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