It is a sad truth in life that most people don’t call an AC repair service until their unit completely stops cooling. This is truly regrettable because it allows time for minor problems to become major issues and one failing part to cause damage to others.
Obviously, it is best to have your HVAC system serviced regularly so that any corrective action that might be needed can be taken before you are even aware that you have problems developing. We estimate that over fifty percent of the major repairs we perform could have been prevented or at least their impact reduced if we had been called in earlier.
What this tells you is that the earlier a central air repair is performed, the less likely you will have to suffer in the Richardson, TX heat, and the costs of that AC repair will probably be lower. None of us like to sweat without a good reason, and who doesn’t want to keep a little extra cash in their pocket?
The question, then, is how do you know when you need to call an air conditioning repair professional? In the interest of helping you stay cool and comfortable, here are four signs that you need to call an AC repair company.
Almost everyone knows that the purpose of air conditioning is to cool the air. What many don’t realize is that a byproduct of this cooling is to remove moisture from the air. Lowering the humidity in your home makes you feel cooler even at a higher thermostat setting.
More importantly, lowering the humidity in your home helps prevent moister damage and the growth of mold and mildew. If you still feel sticky in your home, that is a sign of a serious issue in your HVAC system. You should call in the professionals immediately.
There are several different types of smells that could come out of your air conditioning ducts. None of them are good signs.
A metallic odor or one that smells like plastic or rubber burning could indicate that you have an electrical problem in your system somewhere. This can lead to a complete loss of your unit or possibly present a serious fire hazard. Never ignore these odors.
If you detect a musty odor, it could be that you have a mold problem inside your system. This can be due to clogged drains, dust and moister buildup in your duct works, or several other reasons. Some types of mold growth can cause health problems, so we highly recommend calling a central air repair service as soon as possible.
If your AC system is working properly, you should hear little more than the sound of the air coming out of the registers.
If you hear a winning or grinding sound, it could be as simple as a worn belt or pulley. Then again, it could be a bearing going out. If you hear a banging or tapping sound, it might be your compressor failing or a small relay on the blink. The only way to know is to have your AC system checked and repaired by a trained professional.
This is one of the most overlooked signs of AC problems out there. After all, electrical bills are always climbing. The truth is though that as minor problems build up, your air conditioning system becomes less efficient to operate. This means you pay more to stay cool.
If your month-on-month energy usage is climbing, it might be a good idea to have your AC unit inspected by a professional service technician. Minor issues become major problems over time and can lead to system failure.
These are the major danger signs that you need a central air repair company to visit your Richardson home. Low airflow, warm air, and many others could have easily made a list. The main point is that anytime your unit is not operating correctly, seek help. Quigley Heating and Air has been servicing and doing repairs on HVAC units of all types in the Dallas area for decades and is always ready to help, day or night.
For a free consultation, contact Quigley Heating and Air and schedule an appointment today.
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