Does My AC Unit Need Repair?

Published August 8, 2022
Does My AC Unit Need Repair?

If you aren’t experiencing any comfort problems, it can be easy for internal air conditioning issues to go unnoticed until your unit breaks down. As a homeowner, it’s important for you to make sure that your air conditioner is working properly. We know this can be tricky, so we have provided 4 of the most common signs that indicate your AC unit needs repair.

Warning Signs

Your air conditioner will likely show signs it needs repair soon, and it is up to you to be able to catch them! Below are four common signs to pay attention to before your unit breaks down.

  • Weak Airflow
  • Unusual Noises
  • Strange Odor
  • High Utility Bill

Weak Airflow Coming From Your Vents

If your thermostat settings are correct and there is still little air blowing through your vents, you likely need air conditioning repair. There could be many causes to your vents blowing little or no air, and some may be a simple fix. First, check your air filters. If your air filters are clogged, your air conditioner can not push air through resulting in weak airflow. A blocked or dirty outdoor unit could be another cause of weak airflow. Ensure your outdoor unit is free of debris to strengthen airflow. Give your Rogers technician a call if the problem doesn’t appear to be air filters or your outdoor unit to ensure your comfort remains.

You’re Noticing Unusual Noises From Your System

It is normal for most units to be silent or to produce a low and steady blowing noise. However, if your unit sounds like it’s working extra hard or is making a sudden and loud noise, this might indicate there is something wrong with it. When inspecting your unit, keep in mind that every noise can be associated with a particular issue. Some unusual noises to look out for include:

  • Buzzing can indicate a loose part
  • Hissing can be a sign of high internal pressure
  • Shrieking points out to a broken fan motor

Although this might all sound too technical, our expert technicians can inspect your unit and help you figure out what is causing this unusual sound.

There are Strange Odors Being Produced

Like your food or your car, your AC unit can produce a strange smell when something isn’t right. If there is a strange odor emanating from your unit, give your technician a call to ensure your safety. Some bad smells to look out for include:

  • Burning
  • Chemical
  • Rotten eggs
  • Gas
  • Exhaust fumes

Some of these smells can be harmful, especially the ones that indicate there is a release of toxic fumes or chemicals circulating around your home. When this happens, we strongly recommend calling one of our expert technicians to diagnose the severity of the situation and provide you with the next steps.

High Utility Bill

If your utility bill has been higher than normal, your air conditioner could be to blame. An unusually high electric bill can point out an underlying problem with your AC unit and shouldn’t be overlooked. As a South Boston resident, you’re familiar with how muggy the weather gets around this time of the year. The combination of high temperatures and rain can increase the humidity levels inside your home. When excessive humidity is present, your air conditioner has to work extra hard to remove moisture from the air. Not only can an overworked air conditioner increase your utility bills, but increase the chance of a breakdown. A fast and affordable solution would be to invest in a dehumidifier to help absorb unwanted moisture and decrease the workload for your AC system.

Contact The Pros at Rogers!

We are here to help you figure out whether your AC unit needs repair and clear any doubts you may have. Taking into consideration all of these important signs that might indicate something is wrong will save you time and money in the future. Give us a call at (434) 230-0093 for any questions or air conditioning help today!

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