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Your Guide to Detecting a Repair in Your AC

Once you call a professional for air conditioner repair, the hard part is usually over. When we’re there, we can detect any problems in the system and address them with the tools we have. If any components need to be replaced, we can give you a rundown of how much it’s going to cost and what the condition of your system is in.

The hardest part is not calling our team for air conditioning repair in New Hope, PA. The most difficult part for homeowners is finding out that there’s a problem in the first place!

So many homeowners operate under the impression that if “your AC still works, then it’s fine.” This usually isn’t the case. Many air conditioners work decently while they’re struggling with a problem that causes bills to rise or efficiency levels to lower.

Let’s talk about how you can detect a problem in your air conditioner.

Detecting an Issue

Take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay. You’re going to want to keep in mind that, regardless of what we write in this blog post, calling a professional for help is always okay. We never shy away from homeowners who are just concerned about the well-being of their air conditioner. Regardless of whether you read our guide and suspect your AC to be struggling or not, give us a call to be sure of it. If it helps you sleep better at night, we’d love to help.

That being said, let’s take a look at some ways you can detect problems in your AC.

Listen for Problems

When your air conditioner is on, is it usually noisy? Has it always been this noisy? Sounds are a great way to detect a problem in an air conditioner since they’re really only supposed to click when they come on and make a gentle whooshing sound of air being pushed through your vents. Any other noise could be the AC’s way of telling you it needs help.

Follow Your Nose

Air conditioners dehumidify the air around them. They also deposit that condensed water outside through a condensate drain. Many ductless mini split air conditioners have condensate lines that run through the interior of a home. If you’re smelling a “wet sock” smell that comes from your vents or your air conditioner, you could be dealing with mold or mildew caused by a condensate drain problem.

Check Your Bills

Air conditioners are designed to be energy efficient. Over time, as these systems become less efficient, they cost more money to operate. This shouldn’t be acceptable. It doesn’t matter how effective your air conditioner is at cooling your home; if it doesn’t keep you cool at an affordable price, then it’s not worth it. By calling for professionals, you can have this inefficiency addressed.

Call Our Team

The only thing that can fix these various issues is professional service. Only a technician with the right tools and expertise can thoroughly inspect your system and get to the bottom of the problem. Don’t hesitate to call us when you think there’s something wrong!

The crew at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help. Call us for AC repair today!

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