Signs That Your A/C Needs Servicing

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Air conditioner is an electronic device with moving parts. It is prone to develop problems with constant use and passage of time. Regular servicing and maintenance makes sure that it keeps performing at optimal levels. However, there are some signs that tell your air conditioner requires immediate servicing.

Cooling efficiency has gone down

If you are not feeling comfortable even when your air conditioner is running at full capacity, you know that something is not right with the unit. Sweating or feeling uncomfortable when your A/C is running full blast is a sign that the unit has developed some snag. It is a sign that the A/C is not generating enough cold air to lower the temperature inside your home. You should clean the air filters of your A/C but that is the most you can do for troubleshooting. You need to call up experienced engineer to find if there are any issues with the electronic control panel or the cooling gas inside the air conditioner.

Your A/C is making strange sounds or generating smells

Smells and sounds are an indication that all is not well with your air conditioning unit. You should call up you’re A/C engineer to attend to your unit as soon as you sense some foul smell or hear strange noises made by the unit. Your A/C could be overheating, or some circuit might be burning in case of foul smell. If you hear weird sounds, they could be a result of loose fan belt or a malfunctioning fan motor. In fact, ignoring or overlooking sounds coming out of your air conditioning unit could prove dangerous as it can be a precursor to a big problem. Instead of waiting and then spending huge amount of money on repairs, it is a better idea to get your air conditioning unit serviced in time.

Very high electricity bills

Every air conditioning unit comes with a rating that determines how many units it will consume in a given time. If you find that your electricity bills have increased too much, it is a sign that your air conditioning unit is consuming a lot of electricity. Dirty air filters block normal air flow and your unit starts to consume more electricity than it should. However, if cleaning of air filters does not solve your problem, the malaise lies somewhere else and it can be detected only a trained and experienced engineer.

12 replies
  1. Afton Jackson
    Afton Jackson says:

    Thank you for noting that foul smells and weird sounds could be precursors to even bigger AC problems. I’ve currently moved in with my uncle while saving money for a place to stay, and I’ve noticed that all of his AC units have this strange rumbling noise every time we use them. He says that this is normal and that it has been happening for a while, and this worries me after reading your article, so I’ll get an HVAC contractor to stop by and check all his units for any potential problems.

  2. Afton Jackson
    Afton Jackson says:

    I appreciated the part where you talked about how bad smells from an AC unit can lead to bigger problems if left unchecked. Figuring out what made the strange burning rubber-like smell in our house the other day was a hassle, but we eventually found out that it was the AC unit. We intended to just stop using it until it goes away, but after reading your article, it sounds like it’d be much better if we got a maintenance person to help us out with this instead.

  3. Levi Armstrong
    Levi Armstrong says:

    Thanks for informing me that a foul or weird smell from my AC might be caused by a burning circuit that needs to be repaired immediately. My son mentioned earlier that the AC in his bedroom is producing an unpleasant odor. I’ll check it later and contact an AC repair service.

  4. Curtis Butler
    Curtis Butler says:

    I didn’t know that your air conditioner may be overheating if you notice that it is producing foul odors. My son woke me up in the middle of the night last night because he thought there was a fire since he smelled smoke coming from our basement, and I think that my air conditioner is starting to overheat since I forgot to turn it off when I went to work yesterday. I’ll find an expert that can help take a look at my damaged unit.

  5. Olivia Smart
    Olivia Smart says:

    Thank you for explaining that if you notice that your electricity bills have increased by a high margin, it’s a sign that your air conditioning unit may be using too much electricity. My husband was taking a look at our bills and mentioned that he thought that our electricity bill was very high. I’ll be sure to call someone over to take a look at our AC unit and see if that could be what is causing it.

  6. iecomfortac
    iecomfortac says:

    That’s why regular service visits will ensure your system has proper ventilation to keep the air quality in your home clean and free of irritants such as allergens and dust.


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