When your air conditioner isn’t working properly, you can count on Air Stars, a leading HVAC company in the Willamette Valley, for professional AC repair. No air conditioner problem happens at a convenient time. Ignoring a seemingly minor issue can lead to an AC breakdown on a balmy day and much costlier repairs than if you’d acted sooner.
Call an Oregon AC repair professional now if you can answer yes to any of these questions:
Is Your AC Blowing Hot Air?
Warm air shouldn’t be blowing if your thermostat is set to cooling mode. If so, it’s often due to an issue with the compressor, which is one of the costliest AC components to service (another reason not to wait). However, a dirty filter or blocked duct can also cause your AC to blow hot air. A technician will check for these issues and others, such as low refrigerant or a frozen coil.
Should the Airflow Be Stronger?
A functioning air conditioner should deliver steady airflow. If the airflow is weak, possible causes include a clogged filter, a blocked or damaged duct, or a faulty blower fan. In any case, professional AC repair is likely necessary. A technician can often address the issue before it becomes a bigger problem or provide a tune-up if it’s time for annual maintenance.
Why Doesn’t Adjusting the Thermostat Cool Things Down?
The thermostat is your AC’s control center. It takes constant measurements and signals the unit to start a cooling cycle and adjust how much cool air to provide. The system should run in regular cycles. But if it starts shutting off too soon, have a specialist look at the thermostat itself or its electrical connections.
Are Cooling Cycles Getting Shorter?
An air conditioner usually goes through two to three cooling cycles per hour. It may run longer on a very hot day. Otherwise, there should be no variations in how long it starts and stops. Frequent cycling can be a sign of many issues. The sooner these are resolved, the lower the risk of increased strain causing serious damage.
What Are Those Noises My AC Is Making?
If your air conditioner is making buzzing or popping noises, it likely has an electrical issue. A loose wire or short in the fan motor can lead to a fire, so call a technician right away. A grinding, rattling, or scraping sound often means a component is loose, and a squealing sound can mean a belt is out of place. These and other unusual noises can precede costly damage, so don’t hesitate to call for help.
Should My AC Smell This Way?
Your air conditioner should not release any odors. If it emits a strong burning smell, turn it off immediately and call for emergency AC repair; this is indicative of melted wiring. Musty odors can mean mold is growing in the unit or within your ductwork; spores can then circulate throughout your home. Neglecting to call a professional can lead to major system damage and illness in your family.
Why Is My Home So Humid?
An air conditioner has a system to collect and drain moisture that forms during the cooling process. Therefore, it controls the humidity level indoors. But if your home is suddenly more humid, a clogged drain, dirt in the system, or other issues may need to be resolved.
What’s That Fluid Leaking from My AC?
It could be water or refrigerant. Either way, you need AC repair. A water leak can be due to a frozen coil, blocked drain line, or damaged drain pan. If the refrigerant is leaking, your AC can’t work as effectively and can be severely damaged. Also, exposure to AC refrigerant can get you sick.
Why Is My Electric Bill So High?
Your AC uses a lot of electricity. But its power consumption should remain constant. If you’re not using it more and your utility rates haven’t gone up, a spike in your electric bill can point to a ductwork leak, a faulty thermostat switch, or a problem with an electrical connection. Having the system inspected can reveal a hidden problem to fix before it escalates into something more expensive.
Call Air Stars Today
Our licensed HVAC technicians arrive promptly and can quickly diagnose and fix any AC problem. A 100% satisfaction guarantee is included with every repair. We advise addressing small issues without delay, as they can lead to more serious problems, costlier repairs, and complete system failures. Special offers and financing options are available to help you save. If you need AC repair, call (503) 809-5831 today.