Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

The last thing any homeowner wants after spending an afternoon under the sun is coming home to a hot, humid environment.

Air conditioning problems always seem to occur at the most inconvenient times, often on a balmy day when the unit has been put in overdrive. Having a working air conditioner is essential to your family’s health and comfort.

A broken AC isn’t always one that won’t turn on, even though that’s a pretty big indicator that something is wrong. Knowing the signs that your AC is in need of tune-up can help prevent costly repairs further down the line.


Warm Air Is Coming Out

Unless it’s wintertime, your air conditioning unit shouldn’t be blowing out warm air.

Before calling a repairman, check the thermostat to make sure you have it on cooling mode. Set the thermostat to a temperature lower than your home’s current temperature and check to see if the AC is still blowing out warm air.

If the issue remains, it’s usually a sign that your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or that there is a problem with the compressor.


Insufficient Airflow

If you feel cool air coming from the vents but it’s coming out very weakly, there’s likely a blockage somewhere in your ducts that’s preventing cool air from filtering through.

Usually, a clogged air filter or broken motor is to blame for insufficient airflow. It’s best to call a professional to resolve the issue because what starts as a minor problem could quickly turn into a costly fix.


Water Leaks

Any moisture leaking in or around your air conditioner is a cause for concern. If your unit requires refrigerant to operate, it may create some condensation. However, these liquids should not accumulate in your home.

Before contacting an HVAC expert, be sure to clean up any liquids that are on the ground as they may cause serious damage to your home’s structural integrity. Signs of a leaky AC can also present themselves as water stains on your wall, which has the potential to cause harmful mold or mildew.


Unusually High Energy Bills

While utility bills usually fluctuate a few dollars every month, a significant increase means your air conditioner is not working effectively.

If the ducts are blocked, the AC is forced to work twice as much to cool your home. The increase may also be a warning that your thermostat is broken or that the entire unit is no longer performing as it used to.


Exceptional Air Conditioning Maintenance in Ottawa

Have you been waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat because your AC stopped working?

Making sure your air conditioning unit is routinely serviced can help prevent your AC from giving up in the middle of a hot day. Any of the above signs are reason enough to call a specialist to your home.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your air conditioning unit or want to repair your existing one, we’ve got you covered. Our experienced and certified HVAC experts offer high-quality home services to keep your home in great shape. 

Reach out to us to learn more about our air conditioning repair services and get your free estimate today.