Now that we’ve entered the late summer, your air conditioner has gone through several months of regular, extensive use. On some of the hottest days in California, it may have been running all day and night. That kind of consistent, constant use puts the entire system under strain when you’re relying on it most. This is when things may go wrong, necessitating AC repair. In this post, we will review some signs that your air conditioner has an issue and needs repair from our professional team at ABC Cooling and Heating.
AC is not functioning
This is the most obvious and immediate sign that something has gone wrong and that you need to call ABC Cooling and Heating for emergency AC repair. You were getting cooling, and now you aren’t—at all. Perhaps the air conditioner is attempting to start up and failing, or maybe it isn’t starting at all.
When your air conditioner stops working altogether, the causes may vary, but the result is the same: you and your family are stuck without cooling. The simplest answer is to give our team a call. We offer emergency service, with no extra charges for nights, weekends, or holidays.
Not enough cooling
This is a variation of the above problem. When your air conditioner is working and running, but is barely producing any actually cooling effect in your home, it may be a sign that there is a major air leak in the system, that there is something obstructing the airflow in the ducts, or that the temperature gauge in your system is off.
In any case, an AC system that is straining to produce cooling without anything working is only putting itself under extra pressure while potentially costing you more in electricity. Give ABC Cooling a call, and one of our NATE-certified technicians will come to your house and diagnose the problem. Our team is friendly and knowledgeable, and will leave no stone unturned in their attempt to get your home cooled down again.
Abnormally high energy bills
You think your air conditioner is working great: after all, it’s producing the cooling you would expect and there doesn’t seem to be any other problems with the system. Then, you open your electricity bill at the end of the month. As one of the larger users of electricity in the average household, a malfunctioning air conditioner can cause your bills to spike abnormally high. In fact, a problem with your system that doesn’t cause a complete breakdown may just lead to it having to work much harder and more often to produce the same amount of cooling that it used to.
Your first step should be to call ABC Cooling for emergency repair. Even if your system seems to be fine otherwise, high energy bills could be a sign of a more serious problem or—at the very least—are a threat to your monthly budget. Our technician will inspect your system and identify areas where your air conditioner is losing efficiency, and where it needs AC repair.
Strange noises or odors
Your air conditioner was working fine, but it now producing an irritating “grinding” sound as it runs. Or perhaps there is an odor coming from the system itself that smells like mildew. Either could be a sign that something is wrong with the system, and that you should give the experts at ABC Cooling and Heating a call as soon as possible.
Strange, mildewy odors could mean that the system’s water drainage is blocked, and that water has entered the system and cannot leave, eventually leading to the buildup of mildew inside of the air conditioner. In contrast, odd sounds might be a worn gear or moving part grinding, metal against metal. The solution may be as easy as your ABC Cooling technician applying lubricant to the moving part. Either way, call our team as soon as possible so that we can identify and deal with the issue and develop a AC repair solution.
Need AC repair?
ABC Cooling and Heating is here for you. Give us a call at (559) 292-9240 to schedule your service.