How to Tell if Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair Before Summer

AC Repair Denver Residents Need Before Summer

Once the heat of summer arrives in full force, it’s sometimes difficult to tell if your air conditioner needs to be repaired or if it’s just a figment of your imagination due to the heat!  Sometimes homeowners know their air conditioner is not working as well as it should, but they put off minor repairs until the system stops working completely.  This strategy can sometimes lead to costlier, more extensive repairs.

Determining if your AC system is in need of maintenance prior to the brutal summer season can save money and time in the long run, but how do you tell if your air conditioner needs repair before the warm weather really arrives?

Blowing Warmer Air

If your unit is no longer blowing air that feels at cool as it once did, you may have found the first sign of a problem with your air conditioner.  Lack of cool air can stem from a shortage of freon, a malfunctioning compressor, or other causes. If your air conditioner is no longer performing its main function, which is providing cool air for your home, it’s a sign that it needs to be evaluated by a professional such as the team for AC repair Denver residents trust, Go Green Heating and Air.  

Weak Air Flow

If you turn on your air conditioning system and the air is coming out more weakly than usual, that could indicate a problem as the air will not circulate to all regions of the home.  This symptom could also signal that the compressor is no longer working correctly or it could signify a problem with the ducts in the house. Cleaning or repairing your ducts can rectify the problem.

Unusual Noises

A grinding, squealing, or grating sound coming from your air conditioner can indicate a condition that is best handled by an HVAC professional.  Strange sounds could indicate a loose belt or that a metal part is in need of additional lubrication. Additionally, unusual noises can indicate a problem with your air conditioning system’s motor bearings.

Age of Your Air Conditioning Unit

Simply the age of your air conditioner can be sign that it’s time to consider replacement.  Most air conditioning units have a life span of ten to fifteen years. If your system has reached the ten year mark, it’s time to have it evaluated by a professional in order to determine if it is still functioning efficiently.  A decade is sometimes considered the high end of what is considered a reasonable lifespan for most AC unit brands.

Strange Smells

Your air conditioner should not smell badly.  If your unit is emitting a strange odor, it could signal a more serious issue.  Perhaps a wire has burned out, leaving a particularly pungent smell behind, or a musty smell could indicate that mold or mildew is accumulating in your unit or ducts.  An odd smell could also mean something as simple as the filter needs to be replaced.

Experiencing any of these symptoms or signals?  For AC repair Denver trusts us. Contact your trusted experts at Go Green Heating and Air Conditioning.