Wouldn’t it be great if all of our major appliances had little emergency lights indicating they were about ready to kick the bucket? Like the check engine light in your car? (Though, let’s be honest; that light doesn’t seem to be the most accurate thing in the world.) If appliances had little lights that clicked on, we’d be able to avoid all those emergencies that leave us up to our ankles in water from a leaky washing machine, or with a broken fridge full of rotten food. Unfortunately, appliances don’t have check engine lights, so we’re required to take early detection into our own hands. Here are a few blaring signs you might need air conditioning repair.

  1. The Cool Ain’t Comin’– This may seem pretty obvious, but if your AC is working its little heart out, but no cool air is coming, this is the first sign you may need air conditioning repair. If you’re lucky, you may just need a cleaning or some routine maintenance, but better to be safe than sweaty!
  2. It’s Coming, But Without Much Gusto– If you notice the air is coming but fainter than normal and without much power, you may have a problem with your compressor. If some rooms are keeping cooler than others, it may be an issue with your ducts. Either way, air conditioning repair should be the first thing on your to-do list.
  3. Water, Water, EverywhereMoisture on or around your system can be a bad sign. It could be an issue with the refrigerant. Pooling water around the system could also mean a blocked or broken drain tube. If there is excess moisture, it is definitely time to call for air conditioning repair.
  4. Banging, Wheezing, Clinking, or Squealing– If your air conditioning seems to be making strange noises- regardless of what those noises seem to be, call sooner rather than later to avoid costly fixes. It could be a broken belt, it might simply be in need of some good lubrication, or you might need a replacement unit entirely.

At Acosta Heating and Cooling, we are here for all your air conditioning repair needs. If you notice any of the signs above, give us a call sooner rather than later!