We rely on air conditioning to keep us comfortable and cool, especially during the hottest months of the year, but no air conditioner lasts forever. Eventually, regular AC usage will result in the need for repairs or even replacement.
In order to extend the life of your air conditioning unit as long as possible, you should be on the lookout for any signs that could indicate the need for repairs or replacement.
Make sure to get in touch with our team as quickly as you can if you notice one or more of the following signs:
AC is Producing Hot Air
One of the most obvious signs of trouble with your AC system is that it no longer produces cool air. Whether it’s caused by low refrigerant levels, compressor issues, or something else entirely, if your system is producing hot air, it’s in your best interest to have one of our engineers take a look, as it’s likely in need of repair or replacement.
Thermostat Not Working
If your AC is acting up, don’t discount the possibility of the thermostat being the cause.
Deceptively simple to use, your thermostat is what controls your entire air conditioning system, and its internal workings feature complicated wiring and components that should only be handled by one of our trained HVAC specialists.
If your airflow is weaker than normal, it is another sign that your AC may need to be repaired or replaced. Some of the causes behind limited airflow can be attributed to a faulty compressor or even a clogged air filter.
If you start to hear loud or unusual noises coming from air conditioning instead of the usual white noise, it suggests that there is an issue with a belt or other internal component. A technician will be able to pinpoint the source of the noise and fix the issue before it gets worse.
Bad or Strange Smells
Unusual odors or bad smells coming from your AC can be a strong indication of several serious issues. If you smell something burning in your AC, fried wires or electrical components may be to blame. On the other hand, mustier smells could be signs of mold within your ducts, or the unit itself. Both scenarios are serious, and should be looked at by a professional as soon as possible.
A healthy air conditioner keeps humidity out of your house, so any signs of unusual moisture levels may be the result of issues with your cooling system. Once the issue is diagnosed, our technicians will be able to get your humidity levels back on track.
If you notice any types of fluid leaking from, or gathering around, your air conditioner, contact a specialist as soon as possible. Whether the leak is refrigerant or water, a trained technician will assess the situation and make the necessary repairs.
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Since 2004, Coastal Refrigeration has been proudly serving residential and commercial customers in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex County, New Jersey with heating, air conditioning, and other HVAC services, including preventative maintenance.