3 COMMON SIGNS YOUR AC IS IN NEED OF REPAIR
Although summer is nearing its halfway point, things are still heating up, and that means more work for your home’s AC. Your home’s air conditioning system still has several months of hard work ahead of it before it’s going to get an opportunity for rest, and that means more risk of something going wrong within your system. During this period of heavy use is the most likely time for something to go wrong with your system, but unfortunately it isn’t always immediately obvious when this is the case. To help give you a better idea of when is the right time to make the call for AC repairs, our team of skilled Washington D.C. plumbers have taken the time to put together this handy list for your reading convenience.
No Cool Air
If you notice that there doesn’t seem to be any cool air actually coming from your home’s AC vents, or the air just doesn’t feel as cool as you remember it being before, this could likely be the sign of a fairly serious issue with your system. A lack of cool air coming from your vents can be indicative of a number of different issues. Whether it is due to your Freon levels being too low, or a sign that your compressor has failed, you are going to want to have a professional come out and take a look in order to get to the bottom of the issue.
Poor Air Flow
If you notice that the air flow coming from your vents seems to be weaker than usual, or some rooms of your home are getting cool air while others aren’t, there could be a number of different causes, and with each one, you are going to want to have a professional come out and take a look right away. Weak or inconsistent air flow throughout your home could be due to a failing compressor, or even damaged duct work, and regardless of which cause is the root of the issue, you are going to want to have it corrected as quickly as possible in order to restore comfort to your home.
While all air conditioning systems make a bit of noise while in use, if you notice that your system is being louder than usual, or has begun to make strange noises, like squealing, grinding, or grating, it could be a sign that your unit is due for replacement. Failing to address these issues in a timely manner could easily lead to a total system breakdown, in which event you and your family would be stuck in a house without air conditioning at all until a professional could get out and take care of the issue.