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Air conditioners are an awesome modern convenience. Dallas, TX homeowners tend not to give them a second thought, until they no longer work and require costly Air Conditioning Service. Usually, however, your air conditioner will give you warning signs that you’re about to be suffering during the hot summer. You just need to learn how to read the signs that your AC unit is trying to tell you. If you know what to look for you can avoid costly air conditioner replacement and even avoid AC malfunctions. Air conditioners seldom just quit working without giving you warning signs ahead of time, it is just a matter of learning what the signs mean. Here are the top signs that you need service.
All air conditioners make noises during normal operation, so noise in and of itself is no big deal. It is only when you suddenly start hearing noises you never heard before that you should begin to worry. If you start to hear odd gurgling noises or other strange noises that the unit has never made before, this is a likely sign of a failing air conditioner. You should never ignore this warning sign as it’s often the first warning sign that you need Air Conditioning Service. With the crazy heat we get you never want to be stuck with an AC unit that no longer works on a hot sweltering day.
Your Air Conditioner Is Blowing Hot Air
This might seem like a no-brainer here but needs to be said. If the AC unit is blowing warm or hot air, the fans still work so the problem lies elsewhere in the system. It could be as simple as blocked airflow in your system. It could be a faulty air compressor or your coolant needs replacing. If you have this warning sign in your home or business, you need a service to identify the cause and make the needed repairs. The experts at K&S Heating and Air can inspect every aspect of your air conditioning system from your ducts to your thermostat, and quickly solve the issue affecting your AC unit.
While you can expect your air conditioner to come on often the intervals between operating and shutting down should be evenly dispersed. If your air conditioner is cycling more often than normal, especially on days where it is not too hot, this is a sign that you’re in dire need of Air Conditioning Service. You might only need a minor repair, but it could also be a sign that you need a brand new unit. The professionals at K&S Heating and Air can inspect your unit and make any needed repairs or inform you if your unit needs replacement.
Your AC Unit Has Ice In It
In Dallas, TX the last thing you would expect to find in your air conditioner is ice. While air conditioners should be cold, they should never have ice on them. If ice is forming on components of your AC unit, you’re in need of Air Conditioning Service. This issue is common on evaporator coils. You can often discover this problem by finding a pool of water underneath your AC unit. This problem never corrects itself, you always need Air Conditioning Service if you discover this issue affecting your air conditioner.
High Indoor Humidity
Your air conditioner should manage your indoor humidity, after all, air conditioners were designed not only to cool but also to manage humidity. If your indoor humidity rises higher than 50 percent you will feel humid and muggy. High humidity is a danger to your home as it can encourage mold growth. If you find yourself often wiping away moisture from yourself, chances are you need Air Conditioning Service. Call the experts at K&S Heating and Air today if your home is too humid and we will get to the bottom of the problem and solve it quickly.
Your air conditioner should never ever emit foul odors. If you have foul odors coming from your vents, chances are you are in need of an Air Conditioning Service for a tune-up. Routine maintenance on your AC unit can prevent these foul smells from occurring as the technician will clean out the entire unit and inspect your ductwork. Ductwork is sometimes to blame for these foul smells. Sometimes all you need is for your ducts to be cleaned, rarely do they ever need replacement. You can avoid this problem altogether by having routine maintenance done yearly on your AC unit. Doing a tune-up every year can help you avoid a stink.
Fan No Longer Works
If the fan on your central air unit no longer works, hot air will not be expelled outside. This is a serious issue as it can cause your air conditioner’s compressor to overheat. If your air compressor overheats it will damage other components of your AC unit. A broken fan is basically a systemic problem that can affect multiple parts of your system. If your fan is broken in your home you are in urgent need of Air Conditioning Service for emergency AC repair. Ignoring this issue could result in you needing to replace multiple components of your system such as your fan motor and compressor.
Weak Air Current
Your AC unit should have excellent airflow. If you are only getting a trickle of cool air in your Dallas, TX even when your air conditioner is running, chances are you need Air Conditioning Service. This is often a sign that parts in your AC are wearing out or no longer functioning. The problem could be as simple as a dirty or clogged filter or as complicated as a motor issue, the only way to know is to call the professionals at K&S Heating and Air, who are available 24/7 to serve your needs, including emergency service.
If you have any of these warning signs contact K&S Heating & Air at 972-573-4965 today! We offer emergency service as well as scheduled appointments.