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Signs that AC Repair is Needed

July 08, 2019

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool on the warm Anchorage summer days. When you are ready for an AC repair, your air conditioner will give you a number of signs to let you know you need to reach out to Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services to keep your summer days cool.

One of the most clear signs you are in need of an AC repair is the absence of cooled air and/or poor airflow. If your home isn’t staying cool, give us a shout. Unfortunately, when your air conditioner doesn’t maintain your cooling needs, it’s typically a more serious problem. Your AC unit may have condenser issues or it may be running low on Freon. Low airflow could also be a sign of a ductwork issue. Whatever the difficulty is, you can be sure our pros will be there to guide you to your best options, whether it’s an AC repair or investment in a new air conditioner.

Leaks from your air conditioner are almost always a sign that an AC repair is in order. If you notice a leak from your AC, call for a repair asap. If you have a refrigerant leak, it could trigger health problems for your family. If it’s a leak due to condensation, the health risk lessens, but you will still want to take care of it before it turns into a bigger problem like mold growth.

It’s a rule of thumb that if any part of your HVAC system starts to make uncommon sounds, it’s probably a sign of trouble. When it comes to your AC, these categories of troubling sounds include squealing or grinding. Basically, your air conditioner should operate relatively quietly and you shouldn’t be able to hear more than the sound of your fan kick on or shut off. Sounds from your AC could indicate the need for something as simple as needing lubricant in some of the moving parts to something more serious that could lead to a breakdown. Your best bet is to give us a call to help find the solution.

If you notice any odor coming from your vents, it could point to some AC-related problems, too. You should always have a technician help you get to the root of any odors related to your HVAC system, as they could range from mold growth to tough electrical issues.

Sometimes it may appear your air conditioner is having problems, but it’s indeed your thermostat than needs attention. If your home temperature isn’t where you’re programming it to be, the experts at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services will be able to confirm if the problem is actually with your thermostat. It may just be a wiring problem or a blocked sensor, or it may be time to replace the thermostat.

When it comes to AC repair, scheduling routine maintenance can save you a lot of trouble, and most likely some money too. When you have Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services complete annual preventive AC maintenance, we’ll find potential problems and correct them before they become bigger, more costly problems. We’ll keep your AC system clean and operating smoothly. Of course, some AC repair appointments are inevitable, but we’re just a phone call away at 907-202-9798. We will be there ASAP to take care of your problem and have your home back to cool and comfortable in no time. If it’s more convenient, you can even schedule your AC repair appointment with us online.