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Summer in Arlington, TX, is very hot and humid. Because it is so hot outside, you rely on your air conditioner to stay cool and comfortable inside. The last thing you want is for your air conditioner to break down during the hottest time of the year.
Some homeowners will attempt to repair their air conditioner themselves, which is a mistake. Without the proper HVAC knowledge and training, DIY repairs can do more harm than good.
If your air conditioner is experiencing any of the issues below, you should call a professional in air conditioning repair.
#1 Thermostat Issues
The thermostat in your home is your air conditioner’s brain. It tells your system when to turn on and off and how cool you want your house. If your thermostat isn’t functioning properly, your air conditioner won’t work properly either. If your thermostat is experiencing any of the following issues, the first thing you should do is change the batteries. If changing the batteries doesn’t resolve the issue, you should schedule an air conditioning repair appointment.
- The thermostat has no power.
- The thermostat is unresponsive.
- Your air conditioner runs constantly and won’t turn off
- The temperature in the home is warmer than the temperature in the home
If the HVAC tech determines that your thermostat is faulty, you should discuss your options. You can have a programmable thermostat installed that allows you to set certain times that you want the temperature in the home to increase or decrease depending on if you are home or not. This can save you money on your energy bill.
You can also have a smart thermostat installed that will allow you to adjust your thermostat on your cell phone or tablet, as long as you have a WiFi connection.
#2 Warm Air Is Coming From the Vents
If the air coming from your vents in your Arlington, TX home is warm, the first thing you should do is check the thermostat. First, make sure that it is set to the cooling mode. Next, make sure that the temperature inside is warmer than the thermostat setting.
If the thermostat is set correctly, you should schedule an appointment for air conditioning repair. There could be an issue with the compressor, making it difficult for the system to produce cool air. Your system could also be low on refrigerant, which is essential in producing cold air.
#3 Poor Air Flow
If the airflow coming from your vents is poor, your home won’t reach the desired temperature, which would require the assistance of a professional in air conditioning repair.
The issue could be clogged air ducts. When dust, dirt, and debris build up in the air ducts, it can obstruct the airflow. This debris can also have a negative effect on the air quality in your home.
There could also be an issue with the air ducts themselves. If there is a crack in the air ducts, the cool air will escape from the crack before it reaches the vents.
Until you schedule an AC repair appointment, your home won’t be as cool as you would like it to be.
#4 Strange Sounds Coming From the Air Conditioner
When your air conditioner is functioning properly, you shouldn’t hear anything. At most, you will hear a low-level clicking sound when the system kicks on and off. If you hear any strange sounds, you should schedule an appointment for air conditioning repair.
Banging or clanging sounds usually mean that a part inside the system is broken or loose. A screeching sound could be a broken belt.
These issues are serious because if they are left ignored, more damage can occur. If you want to prevent a complete breakdown, you should schedule an appointment for AC repair as soon as you hear the noise.
#5 Strange Smells When the Air Conditioner Is Running
If you turn on your air conditioner and smell something strange, you may need the help of a professional in air conditioning repair. When you turn on your system for the first time during the cooling season, it is normal to smell a dusty smell. After a few minutes, the smell should dissipate.
If you smell mold, you should schedule an appointment for air conditioning repair immediately. If mold is built up inside the air ducts or the air conditioner, mold spores will circulate through your home. This can be damaging to your throat and lungs. If a member of your family has allergies or respiratory issues such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, or COPD, breathing in mold spores can be even more dangerous.
If you smell something burning, you should immediately turn off the air conditioner and schedule an appointment for AC repair. There could be an electrical issue or the insulation in the system could be burning. A burning smell is very serious, and if the issue is ignored, it can cause a fire.
Why Choose Minuteman Heating & Air?
If you need to schedule an appointment for air conditioning repair. Contact Minuteman Heating & Air. All of our HVAC techs are licensed, insured, and NATE certified, which should give you peace of mind that we will get the job done right the first time.
Thanks to the excellent service we provide, we are highly respected in the community and the HVAC industry. We are a Top Rated and Screened and Approved business by Home Advisor. They also awarded us the Elite Service seal.
We specialize in a number of air conditioning services, including:
- Air conditioner installation
- Air conditioner maintenance
- Air conditioner repair
- High-velocity air conditions
- Ductless cooling
We understand the air conditioning emergencies can occur at any time of the day or night. This is why we offer emergency service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have an issue with your AC during the weekend or on a holiday, we will do our best to get to your home as quickly as we would if you had called during normal business hours. Your constant comfort is our concern.
To schedule an appointment for air conditioning repair or any other HVAC service, give us at Minuteman Heating & Air a call today.