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Top Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair: How to Identify Common Issues

When something goes wrong with your air conditioner, the Florida heat may be unbearable. In the middle of summer, your air conditioner is one of the most essential appliances in your home. Staying cool is important, so watching for the top signs your air conditioner needs repair is critical.

But how do you identify common issues with your air conditioner? If your HVAC system isn’t performing up to par, it’s best to speak to a technician from a company like Lee Heating & Cooling. 

Our team of licensed professionals has everything you need to get answers about your air conditioning issues and settle them as efficiently as possible. We understand how important it is to stay cool and are here to help you beat the heat no matter the underlying issue.

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Little or No Airflow 

Your air conditioning system should be able to move air throughout the whole house. If there are issues with your system, you may notice little airflow traveling through your home. You may even notice that the airflow is cut off completely or that your system is not running.

In this case, your ducts may be clogged, which can lead to a more significant issue with the mechanisms of your AC unit. If your ducts are clogged, the air cannot move freely through your home. That means your AC unit must work harder to continue moving the air. If you are getting no airflow but the system is running, this may indicate a clog that can strain your system and cause damage. If your HVAC system isn’t working, damage to vital parts may have already occurred.

Our team will inspect your system to diagnose why the system is not working correctly and ensure you get the support you need for a repair or replacement.

AC Blowing Warm Air 

An air conditioner blowing hot air does the opposite of what you need. When you’re in the middle of a hot Pensacola day, the last thing you want is to turn down your thermostat and find your home hotter than ever. This can be dangerous on the hottest days of the year or when a heat advisory is in effect.

Many issues can be behind this. For example, you may have an issue with your thermostat, which controls the temperature at which your air conditioner runs. 

In other cases, a clogged line or even water build-up can cause your compressor to shut down. Even a dirty air filter can cause a clog that freezes your system or prevents it from working correctly. 

These are just a few examples of reasons that your air conditioner may not be working correctly, and because there are so many possibilities, we cannot diagnose the problem remotely. If you are having difficulties with your air conditioning system and need support, our team is ready to diagnose on-site and share the options you have to maintain or repair your system.

Loud Noises from AC Unit

Your AC system should never be making loud noises. Of course, it’s natural for the unit to make humming and other ambient noises while it’s on — but banging and other loud noises should raise the alarms.

For example, a high-pitched whistling sound from your AC unit may be a refrigerant leak. This is not only dangerous for your air conditioner, but also for the health of your family. In these cases, you may need to make an emergency call to an AC and HVAC professional. In other cases, it may be a loud buzzing sound from your AC compressor. The compressor is one of the most essential parts of your AC unit, so if it is not working, the entire system may shut down. 

You may need an HVAC professional to identify the sound and its cause. Because so many of the noises can be coming from a dangerous issue, reach out for help determining the problem as soon as possible.

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Strange Odors from the AC Unit 

When you notice strange smells coming from your AC unit, the issue can be a simple fix — or it may require complex repairs that only a professional can help with. For example, your AC unit may have a moldy air filter, and that mold is causing a strange smell throughout the house. 

Unfortunately, the problem may be more severe and more complex. For example, you may have a freon leak in your house, which can harm you and your family. In other cases, it may be a vent leak. This is a dangerous issue and may require emergency technician care to resolve the issue.

While we cannot answer what the issue is without first inspecting your home or your AC unit, we can say that our team is ready to identify the problem, notify you of your next steps, and get you the help you need as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Seek an AC Repair Technician in Pensacola for Help 

Life can be more difficult when something goes wrong with your AC unit. Whether you are a homeowner trying to stay cool in the Florida heat or a business owner trying to keep your building comfortable for your employees and guests, you need a cooling system that works. 

When your AC unit fails, contact the Lee Heating & Cooling team. We have the tools to determine whether your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced and teach you how to identify common issues that may cause serious, even dangerous problems.

If you have difficulties with your air conditioner and are unsure where to turn, reach out for help today. We offer an online contact form so you can get a free quote about your issue, or simply call us to set an appointment and get answers about your air conditioner issues.

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