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5 Warning Signs Your AC Needs Repairs

AC-unitThings are opening up and warming up all at the same time. It is a great time to make plans for fun activities and maybe even some get-togethers with friends. While outdoor activities with friends are something to look forward to, you will probably want to keep your home cool for those times when you are hiding out from the heat.

But what if your air conditioning isn’t operating up to par? This won’t bode well for your comfort! If you need an air conditioning system repair in Fresno it will be best to get this scheduled soon. It can guarantee your comfort for months to come rather than leaving you to struggle to stay cool.

5 Signs That Will Tell You When To Schedule Air Conditioner Repairs

If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, you want to get it fixed before the high heat of summer arrives. Here are the warning signs to watch for that will let you know it is time to schedule repairs:

  1. Strange noises: When you turn on your air conditioner how does it sound? Does it provide a steady whoosh of air or does it make a number of other more concerning noises? Sounds such as hissing, rattling, clanging, or screeching are not what you want to hear coming from your air conditioner. If you hear any of these noises it means you need to reach out to a technician for repairs.
  2. Poor cooling: This is likely the most obvious warning sign to be on the alert for. If you run your air conditioner and it provides weak cooling throughout the home or no cooling at all then it means something is wrong with your AC system.
  3. Weak airflow: Perhaps it’s not the temperature of the air that is the problem but the strength of the airflow from your vents. Weak airflow can be caused by a number of different issues in your air conditioner. Check to make sure that your vents are fully open and clear of debris and if the airflow is still weak you should consider reaching out for repairs.
  4. Leaking fluid: Unless you have an evaporative cooler you should not be seeing any sign of leaking from around your air conditioner. Leaks from your air conditioner may indicate that your evaporator coil has a layer of ice building up on it or that your refrigerant line has leak. There are other causes but they all should result in the same response: calling a technician for help.
  5. Short cycling: Is your air conditioner running for a few minutes before shutting off only to start right back up again? This is known as short cycling and is extremely hard on your air conditioner. If you notice your system is short cycling, schedule repairs ASAP before you end up needing an early replacement.

We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find! Contact the pros at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning to schedule your AC repairs.

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