Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

Central air conditioners are built to run well for many years. However, all air conditioners will eventually malfunction in one way or another. If your air conditioner isn’t acting quite right, you may require the assistance of an expert repairman. Local residents have the good fortune to be able to call on Heatmasters for all their repair needs, including unit repair as well as central air repair, in Chicago. Not sure if your air conditioner needs attention? Listed below are some signs that it might.

Strange Noises

One tell-tale sign of an ailing AC is hearing strange noises like clunking, squealing, or squeaking. In fact, if your air conditioner is making any sounds aside from its familiar whirring, you should call on an air conditioner repair technician to assess the situation.

Short Cycling

If your air conditioner starts, runs for a few seconds, then turns off and does the same thing again—over and over and over—it’s referred to as short cycling. This causes it to take too long to reach the desired temperature, wastes energy, and places undue strain on the air conditioning unit.

Leaking Fluid

Fluid leaking out by your condenser is another sign that it’s time to call on Heatmasters to perform a central air repair in Chicago. The fluid, called refrigerant, is necessary for your unit’s operation. Once all the fluid is gone, the air conditioner will no longer produce cold air.

Slow Response

When a temperature adjustment is made to your thermostat, the corresponding air conditioner should start up within approximately 30 seconds. If it takes longer than that, there’s likely a problem that needs to be addressed.

Foul Odors

Is your air conditioner emitting a nasty odor? This indicates that mold might be present. Foul odors can be caused by a variety of reasons but are most often brought on by mold. Worse yet, mold can spread to the ductwork, causing a serious health hazard.

Taking Forever to Get Cool or Blowing Warm Air

If your air conditioner takes forever to adjust to temperature changes, even though it kicks on immediately when you turn the thermostat down, there’s probably some type of blockage in your duct system, substantially restricting airflow. Additionally, your air conditioner requires repair if it’s blowing warm air instead of cool. 

If you recognize any of these signs, give Heatmasters a call! We provide both air conditioning unit repair and central air repair in Chicago.