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10 Signs You Need An Emergency HVAC Repair

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No matter the season, air conditioners are always running in South Florida keeping homes and businesses cool and comfortable so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we sometimes need emergency HVAC repairs. Here we share 10 warning signs that you need emergency HVAC repair.

Unusual Noises

There is something comforting about the gentle hum that an air conditioner makes when it’s turned on and cooling you down. So, when the noises coming from it are unsettling it means that there could be something wrong. 

If your air conditioner is making gurgling, knocking, or banging noises then you need to call a professional air conditioning company immediately. These strange sounds are a sign that something is wrong with your HVAC unit.

Warm Air Blowing Out of the Vents

If your vents are blowing out warm air instead of cold, your AC unit needs some attention. If the fan is still working but the air is warm, it could be a sign of a blockage or a faulty compressor.

A Broken Thermostat

When the thermostat reading doesn’t match the room’s temperature, and nudging the temperature on it doesn’t make the air conditioning unit kick in, this is a sign that you need to have an AC technician service your unit.

The Outdoor Fan Isn’t Working

When your outdoor central air conditioning unit is on, the fan should spin, this allows hot air from inside to be removed and placed outside.  If the fan isn’t spinning, you need to call a professional immediately. The absence of a fan puts the air conditioning compressor at risk of overheating, causing further damage to the entire unit.

Increased Humidity in the House

Did you know that the purpose of an air conditioning unit isn’t just to cool down your house? It’s also responsible for removing humidity, so if you notice that the air in your home is more humid than normal, you may need air conditioning repair.

Ideally, the humidity in your home should be sitting between 30% and 50%. Anything higher than that will create a stuffy atmosphere and encourage the growth of mold. Calling a professional for help will keep your home’s humidity levels at the perfect temperature.

Bad Smells Coming From the HVAC

When your air conditioner is on, you should be able to feel the air but not smell it. If the air coming out of your vents smells musty or like burnt plastic, there may be an issue with the ductwork. Whether they simply need to be cleared or replaced, you should call a professional for help.

A Wet Carpet

Is the carpet or floor underneath your air conditioning unit wet? Leaking water could be a sign that your system isn’t draining properly. This could be caused by a clogged drain line or the unit wasn’t level when it was installed.

Ice Forming on the Evaporator Coils

If you notice ice forming on the evaporator coils this could be a sign that the coils are too cold which could damage the entire unit. If you see ice forming, don’t try to clean it up, just call a professional as soon as possible.

Low Airflow

Have you noticed that the air flowing from your vents has slowed down? Then you may have a blockage in the air ducts.   Reduced airflow could also mean that there’s an issue with the unit’s motor. Calling a professional will determine which one is causing the issue.

Tripped Breaker

If your air conditioner keeps tripping your homes breaker this could be a sign that there is an electrical issue, electrical issues not only damage the unit but can also cause an electrical fire – don’t delay have a professional come out immediately.

Call Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric Today

The last thing you want as a homeowner is your air conditioning unit to stop working. So, if you notice any of the 10 warning signs, you need to call Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric for an inspection. Don’t wait until it’s too late to ask for help, rather call 1-800-475-1504 today!


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