If your air conditioner is suddenly emitting hot air instead of cold, this can indicate a number of problems, including a broken compressor or a refrigerant leak.
It should not take several minutes for the unit to turn on after adjusting the thermostat. Delayed cool down could mean it's time to call a repair technician.
Like a unit that takes a long time to start blowing air, it's a worrying sign if your air conditioner isn't blowing enough cool air. If you notice a distinct difference from the typical capacity of your drive, consider calling a repair specialist.
Leaks are never a good sign, whether it's in your plumbing or your air conditioning unit. Small amounts could just be condensation. A large pool or discoloration could indicate a more serious problem, such as a coolant leak.
A bad odor coming from your unit can mean a lot of things, none of them good, like mold, mildew, or a burnt wire. These problems require immediate repair.
This seems like a no-brainer, but if you make frequent repair calls, your air conditioner probably doesn't have much of a lifespan. At some point, it is better to buy a new unit than to finance ongoing repairs.
High humidity in your home can be particularly frustrating if you live in a humid climate. Don't wait to fix it: too much moisture can cause mold or mildew problems.
Another worrying sign for your air conditioner is if it keeps turning on and off. A properly functioning unit should constantly blow air and then shut off when the room has reached the proper temperature.
Keep an eye on your bills, especially if you rely on automatic goodies. A major increase could be attributed to the winter transition, but it could also mean that your unit is not working properly. Check your account statement from previous years to compare.
Even the most beautiful and expensive unit will not last forever. Your air conditioner should last between 10 and 15 years, depending on the model, brand, and proper maintenance. It may be necessary to purchase a new unit soon if you are beyond that deadline.
IdesignAC can help you with all of these tips and our technicians are trained to identify dozens of other ways You can increase the energy efficiency of your AC System.