With summer approaching, you know the temperatures will become increasingly higher. If you consider the heat index, then a typically hot day can seem much hotter than it is actually. On days like this, your air conditioning becomes one of the most tried and true systems in your home—you rely on it an it’s worked over the years. However, before you fire your air conditioning up, there are some signs you should know about that may signal your air conditioning needs repair.

Your Air Isn’t Cold

Your air conditioner’s sole purpose is to keep your home comfortable by distributing cool air throughout your home. Over time, your trusted air conditioning system can begin blowing air that isn’t as cool as you’ve grown accustomed to at home. What do you do? If you find that the air isn’t cold, you should contact a HVAC professional like one of our team members at Steve's Plumbing & Heating. We can take a thorough assessment of your system and diagnose right at your home.

It’s important to note that you shouldn’t simply lower the temperature on your thermostat. By doing so, you could cause the problem to worsen, which costs you money.

Moisture in Unlikely Places on AC Unit

Another red flag that should alert you that something is wrong with your unit is the presence of moisture. Of course, there are some places on your air conditioning system that should have moisture; however, if you find what looks to be a leak or a lot of water in or around your unit, then it’s time to contact a professional about your air conditioning. Once at your home, a licensed HVAC professional will be able to distinguish normal moisture from moisture that’s caused by a problematic system.

Noises Are a Sign You May Need Repair

Your air conditioning system is a bulky system full of metal moving parts that systematically work together. This system works together to make sure your system works properly. On a well-maintained system, there are no loud noises because the metal pieces are working together to cool your home. On the other hand, when there is a problem, you may hear a loud noise. Noise coming from your unit isn’t healthy and should be repaired right away.

Steve's Plumbing & Heating is a great source for your electrical needs. We have a team of experienced, well-rounded individuals who have years of industry knowledge.