Keeping your air conditioner in good shape is a necessity in Arizona. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye out for when your unit is acting up. Here are 6 common signs that you need air conditioner repairs.

Insufficient Airflow

Poor airflow is a common sign you need air conditioner repairs. This can be a sign your compressor is failing or there’s a problem with the ducts. Even if you feel cold air coming out of the unit, your AC will work overtime to get more air out, which can lead to your air conditioner burning out.

Warm Air

Air conditioners have jobs to do, so when you feel warm air instead of cold air, there could be an issue with your refrigerant. A loss of refrigerant can cause your system to stop cooling effectively, making your house uncomfortable. There’s also a chance the lack of cold air is due to the compressor. When the compressor stops working, your AC system becomes a large fan with no ability to cool the air that flows through it. This can be challenging and technical to fix, so be sure to call in a professional if you’re feeling warm air when you shouldn’t be.

Bad Odors

It’s never a good sign when your AC unit gives off a bad smell. Unpleasant odors could mean there’s a buildup of dirt, there’s an issue with the filter, there’s mildew, or even a burned-out wire inside. No matter what, a bad odor means something is wrong and could be bad for your health. Don’t wait for the problem to get smellier – contact a professional right away.

Unusual Noises

Air conditioners can make low-level noises as they start up or down. But loud, sudden, or persistent noises can indicate a serious problem. Rattling and banging noises can mean a broken or loose component while squealing and whistling noises may come from a belt or fan issue, which can be more serious.

Water Leaks

A water leak around your unit usually means the need for air conditioner repairs. Your AC relies on refrigerant to cool your home and can produce condensation as it operates. However, it shouldn’t accumulate or leak into your home. Pooled water or an active leak around your air conditioner is an important sign your cooling system isn’t working properly. Leaks can also quickly damage your home, so taking care of this quickly is important.

Your Bill Has Gone Up

It’s normal for utility bills to fluctuate, but an energy bill that’s significantly higher than normal could mean your AC is running inefficiently. This could be due to a broken motor, a clogged air filter, or something more serious. The best course of action is to get your AC inspected once you notice a suspicious rise in your energy bill.

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If you noticed one or more of the issues above in your own AC unit, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ve been bringing comfort to the valley for over 30 years, so you can count on us to get the job done right. Our highly trained technicians in Scottsdale, Arizona, want to bring a little more comfort to your world!