Nothing’s worse than coming inside on a hot day only to discover your air conditioner isn’t functioning properly. Sometimes the fix can be a simple air filter replacement. But if the problem proves to be more complex, then you’ll want to call the experts.
Here at Valley City Mechanical, we know an AC problem when we see one. Here are some signs that you might need an AC repair.
Warm Air Coming From AC Unit
When your air conditioner is running, you’ll notice a constant stream of air coming from the vents on the unit. However, if the air is noticeably warm or even hot, then you might want to check your air filters.
If the filter is full of dirt and dust, air won’t flow through your vents properly causing your AC to overwork. Luckily this is an easy fix. Simply inspect the filter and find its size dimensions, then pick up new ones at a hardware store. Once replaced, keep an eye on your AC unit and see if this resolves the issue.
If your find hot air is still coming out of the unit, then the problem could be more severe and it’s best to call a professional.
Unusual Noise Coming From AC Unit
Your air conditioner will make noise during regular operation. However, if you hear other strange noises then there could be something wrong with the unit. The issue could be as simple as a loose part, or as complex as a refrigerant leak.
Either way, it’s best to call a professional to examine the unit and diagnose the issue.
High Indoor Humidity
The humidity that summer brings can be unbearable, especially in Michigan. Thankfully AC units help alleviate humidity in your home, so if you suddenly notice your home is a lot more humid than usual, there could be something wrong with your AC unit.
AC units control humidity by pulling moisture out of the air using the evaporator coil. The issue could be that your AC cycles are too quick to allow the moisture to be pulled out of the air. The problem could also be the evaporator coil itself.
Don’t wait long to have the issue investigated, as high humidity can cause molds to grow in your home and even cause eye and sinus irritation.
Ice in AC Unit
If you ever notice large pools of water under your AC unit, then that means ice is forming inside the unit and melting. The problem might be so severe that you could even notice the ice before it has the chance to melt.
Ice often builds up because the condenser evaporator coil is falling below the freezing point. Other issues could include dirty coils, a broken fan, or, once again, dirty air filters. If your air filter is clean, then call a professional to investigate the issue further.
Fan Not Running
The fan within your AC unit should always be spinning if the air conditioner is on. If you ever notice the fan not spinning, then you might have a big problem. Call a professional quickly, as the unit could be in severe danger of overheating.
More than likely something is wrong with the AC’s capacitor, but the diagnosis should be left up to a professional.
If you’re having any AC issues and are in the Wyoming, Michigan area, don’t wait to contact us. Schedule an AC tune-up today and will give you a diagnostic assessment, check the efficiency of the unit, and give you the chance to ask any questions you might have about your AC unit. Contact us today!