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Anyone who lives in Mesquite, TX, knows that the summers can be brutal. The average high in Mesquite during the summer is in the mid-90s. When it gets this hot outside, you rely greatly on your air conditioner to keep it cool inside. The last thing that any homeowner wants is to experience a complete air conditioning breakdown during the hottest time of the year. The best way to avoid this is to be able to recognize the signs that you need to call a professional for air conditioning repair. If you are able to recognize the signs of a problem right away, there is less risk that your system will shut down completely.
#1 Warm Air Coming from the Vents
The most obvious sign that you should call a professional in air conditioning repair is if the air coming from the vents is warm. Before you schedule an appointment, there are a couple of things that you should check. First, check to make sure that the batteries in your thermostat are working. Next, check to be sure that the thermostat is set to the cooling mode. Finally, make sure that the temperature in the house is higher than what you have the thermostat set to. If all of these things check out, you should call a professional in air conditioning repair. The problem could be something simple like restricted airflow due to clogged ducts. It could also be something more serious like a problem with the compressor. It would take a qualified professional to diagnose the problem and make the repairs.
#2 Frequent Cycles
It is normal for your air conditioning system in your Mesquite, TX, home to go through routine cooling cycles. When it is really hot outside, the system will cycle on and off more. It isn’t normal, however, for your system to constantly cycle on and off. If this is happening, it means that there is something wrong and you should call a professional for air conditioning repair. The problem would be repaired with a quick tuneup. It could also be a sign that you need a new air conditioner. To figure out what is wrong, you will need to call a professional in these repairs. You don’t want to allow the system to cycle on and off frequently because this takes a toll on the system.
#3 Poor Airflow
If you find that the air coming from the vent isn’t coming out as strong as it should be, you should call a professional in air conditioning repair. When the airflow isn’t sufficient, your air conditioner will need to work harder to reach the desired temperature. Not only will this put excess strain on your unit, but it will also increase your energy bills. The issue could be something as simple as a clogged air filter or a block in the air ducts. It could also be something serious like a broken motor. Because each of these issues can result in long-term issues, it is important that you call a professional in these repairs right away.
#4 Water Leaks Around the Indoor Unit
It is normal for air conditions to create condensation; however, it should never leak inside the home. If this is happening, it is a serious problem and should be addressed by a professional in air conditioning repair right away. Allowing the problem to persist can result in water damage to the inside of your home as well as the structure of your home.
#5 Pooling Around the Outdoor Unit
Unless there has recently been heavy rainfall, there should be no pooling around the outside unit. This is an issue that she will be addressed immediately by a professional in air conditioning repair. The problem could be due to a leaking of broken condensation hose. It could also be due to a refrigerant leak, which is a serious problem. Refrigerants are toxic and can be harmful to children and pets. This is not something that you should wait to have taken care of.
#6 Foul Smells
When you turn your air conditioner on for the first time during the cooling season, it is not uncommon for it to emit a musty smell. This usually lasts for just a few minutes. If you are smelling foul odors in your Mesquite, TX home for more than a few minutes, you should call someone who specializes in air conditioning repair. Your system could need a tuneup and complete cleaning. Pet dander, dust, and debris can build up in the ductwork, which could be causing the smell. The same is true with mold and mildew. Since these issues can result in poor air quality in the home, you should call a professional right away.
#7 Strange Sounds
When your air conditioner is functioning properly, it will make a low-level noise when it cycles on and off. If you notice that your air conditioner is suddenly making unusual sounds, it isn’t something that you should ignore. If you hear a rattling sound, there could be a loose part within the unit. If it is a grinding or whistling sound, the issue could be something very serious. These sounds aren’t going to go away on their own, and you should call a professional in air conditioning repair as soon as you notice the sound.
#8 High Humidity
Your air conditioning system is designed to maintain the humidity level in your home. If it is hot and humid outside, it shouldn’t be inside. If you notice that it is very humid in your home, it means that there is something wrong with your system. The problem could have a simple solution, like having the system re-calibrated. It could also be something serious, and you may need to replace the system. It would take a qualified professional to find out what is causing the problem, and then take the necessary steps to repair the problem.
If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, you should call K&S Heating and Air. Our heating and cooling technicians are highly-trained, highly-qualified, and they are very professional. We will inspect your system and make the necessary repairs so that your air conditioner functions properly. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.