Does this problem require repair? If you’ve asked yourself this question recently, don’t rely on guesswork to determine whether your air conditioning system needs professional repair now. When in doubt, you should always call an AC professional who can help you decide whether a technician should visit your home. If you wait too long to schedule air conditioning repair, it may become too late, and your system may run into even more problems in the future.
Don’t get stuck with high energy bills, decreased cooling, or costly damage to your AC system. If you notice these or any other signs that your air conditioner is not running properly, call a technician immediately for professional repairs.
- Loud Noises: Unexpected loud noises from your air conditioner should always be a cause for concern. A banging or clanking noise, for example, could mean a loose or damaged part somewhere within your system that can damage the components of your AC. A buzzing or clicking noise can mean an electrical problem such as faulty wiring that needs to be addressed immediately by a professional.
- Reduced Cooling Capacity: If your air conditioner does not cool as well as it once did, you may have low refrigerant levels, a dirty or frozen coil, leaky ductwork, a faulty thermostat, or any number of other problems. Many of these issues can cause further damage to your system. For example, low refrigerant levels or a frozen evaporator coil can both eventually cause your compressor to fail, resulting in a costly replacement. Because so many parts could be at fault for reduced cooling in your home, you should always use a professional AC service to diagnose and repair the problem.
- Hard Starting: “Hard starting” means that your air conditioning unit turns on and off repeatedly before your system has a chance to cool your home. This may indicate a problem with the compressor or faulty wiring with your thermostat.