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9 Signs You Need AC Repair Services

Since we opened for business in 2004 as a licensed and insured HVAC repair and installation company, we have repaired every air conditioning system issue imaginable.  From compressors covered in ice to an electrocuted lizard on a capacitor, we have seen it all, so we have identified several signs your AC needs repair.

If your HVAC system shows any of these signs, immediately call for AC repair services to fix your issue.

**Warning- If your HVAC system is experiencing any of the issues listed below, immediately turn off your air conditioning system and contact a reputable HVAC company for repairs. Continuing to run an AC system that is presenting any of these issues can cause additional, costly damage.

1) Your Home Doesn’t Feel Comfortable

If your home doesn’t feel as comfortable as it once did, you may need AC Repair Services.  Over time, the components in an Air Conditioning System deteriorate and need to be repaired or replaced, especially in a hot climate like Dallas, Texas.  An uncomfortable home may be a simple issue that can be fixed with an AC Repair Service Call.

2) Your AC Is Not Sufficiently Cooling

If your air conditioning and heating system is running, but the airflow is weak or the air from the vents doesn’t feel cool, you probably need an AC repair service.  This could be the sign of a refrigerant leak, a failed capacitor, a faulty compressor, a blocked vent, or several other possible issues that are signs you need AC repair.  An air conditioner that is not properly cooling your home is a direct indication that there is an issue with your AC system.

3) Your AC Is Making Strange Noises

Unusual noises from your outdoor compressor or the indoor furnace indicate that you may need AC repair service.  Squealing, rattling, banging, or grinding are signs that something is loose or one of the components is damaged.  Like many HVAC system issues, the longer you wait to call for AC repair, the more money it will cost to fix a potentially simple problem.

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4) Your AC System Is Short Cycling

If your air conditioner turns on and off without cooling your home, it could be experiencing a problem known as “short-cycling”.  Short-Cycling is when the AC unit runs in short bursts, and frequently turns on and off, rather than completing an entire cooling cycle.

Several issues can cause short-cycling, including an oversized AC unit, restricted airflow to the condenser, a faulty thermostat, a refrigerant leak, a failing compressor, and more. If your air conditioner is short-cycling, it is crucial to have it inspected and repaired by a qualified HVAC technician; this is a sign you may need a repair or replacement.

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    5) Unpleasant Odors

    Foul smells or musty odors from the outdoor compressor, the indoor unit, or the air vents in your home are signs of an issue.  This could be a dirty air filter, a water leak causing mold or mildew, or even a dead animal in your AC ducts.

    These unpleasant odors indicate potentially harmful contaminants in the air that your family is inhaling.

    6) There Is Ice On The Outdoor CondenserFailing AC system with ice forming on the outdoor compressor needing ac repair services

    Ice forming on the outdoor condenser or AC unit is a definite sign of a problem with your air conditioning system and may have you asking, “Should I replace or repair my AC unit?”  It is crucial to immediately power off your AC system so the ice can thaw and call for AC repair service.  Continuing to run your air conditioner can cause more damage if it is not serviced immediately.

    7) High Humidity Indoors

    An AC system not only cools the air in your home but also removes the humidity.  An air conditioning unit struggling to dehumidify the air in your home is most likely in need of an AC repair service call.

    Climates that experience excessive humidity may benefit from a whole-house dehumidifier to help remove excess moisture from your air.

    8) Water Leaks

    Water leaks around the outdoor compressor (AC Unit), around the furnace, or the indoor coil, are signs that you need an AC repair service call.  A water leak can be a sign of a clogged condensation drain or a refrigerant leak.  In either case, leaking water can cause a lot of damage, so it is essential to immediately turn your AC system off and call for a professional HVAC technician.

    9) Increased Energy Bills

    A sudden increase in your electricity bills without a corresponding change in usage patterns might indicate that your AC unit is working inefficiently due to underlying issues.  We have found that many older AC systems no longer deliver their stated SEER Rating, struggle to maintain their energy efficiency rating, and need more electricity to operate.

    If your air conditioning and heating system displays any of the signs above, we recommend you call a licensed and certified HVAC professional for AC Repair Services. 

    A qualified and reputable HVAC company will thoroughly diagnose your AC system and recommend the necessary repairs or maintenance to ensure your AC operates efficiently and reliably.

    Regular maintenance and prompt repairs will help prolong the life of your air conditioning system and help it run efficiently for years to come.

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