Indian homeowners have been relying on their HVAC units to help beat the summer heat and humidity. While servicing your unit on a bi-annual basis will optimize the performance of your system, issues might still occur from time to time. And the continued running of your AC with these issues can cause further damages, which in turn leads to costly repairs, shortened lifespans, and frequent breakdowns. So we at HomeTriangle thought it was best to help people familiarize themselves with common signs which means your AC needs a service or repair.
1. Unusual Noises
If your AC unit is making any squealing, grinding, grating, or any other strange noises that it was not making in the past, you should immediately get it checked. It could mean loose parts and could cause serious damages to your HVAC unit
2. Lack of Cool Air
The most important task of your HVAC unit is keeping your home cool from the high temperature outside. We don’t even have to tell you that this means there is a serious issue with your AC. If your AC is blowing warm air or fails to cool down your home, it could potentially mean a problem with the compressor or low refrigerant level.
3. Strange Odors
A pungent, burning or a foul smell from your AC vents normally means that your units wire insulation jas burned out. Musty smells coming out of your vents indicate the presence of mold inside your unit. If your AC is giving off any of these smells, you should have it checked without delay.
4. Humidity in the Rooms
If you find that your HVAC system is no longer helping to reduce the humidity in your home, call your AC repair company immediately. If left unchecked, the molds formed in your unit could pose a potential risk to you and your families’ health.
5. Excess Moisture
Higher levels of humidity or any liquid leakage near or around your HVAC unit are all bad signs, especially if the liquid is the refrigerant. The refrigerant is not only poisonous but running an AC without it will lead to catastrophic damages to your AC. Pooling water near your AC means a cracked or blocked drain tube which can lead to mold formation.
6. Higher Electricity Bills
Almost any complication discussed above with your HVAC system will ultimately cause your unit to work harder and longer to keep up with the cooling needs. This will lead to higher electricity costs. So keeping an eye on the electricity bill is a good idea to see whether your AC needs repair or not.
7. Short Cycling
If your AC randomly kicks off for a few moments only to come right back on, it means there is an issue with your air conditioner. You should consider finding an expert HVAC technician to find and fix the problem.
The weather has been warming up steadily over the last couple of weeks. If you are not 100 percent sure that your HVAC system is not working optimally, we would suggest you get a certified, trained, and experienced professional to service your air conditioner.