Do I Need Air Conditioning Repair?

air conditioning technicianNow that we have returned to warmer weather on Long Island, it’s likely that you’re relying on your home’s air conditioning system to keep you nice and cool. But maybe it doesn’t seem to be working as well as it should this year. You might not be feeling cool enough, or you might be noticing an increase in your utility bills.

That’s why it’s good to know the signs that your air conditioning system may need repair. In this article, we’ll share five common problems you should look for and explain how we can help. Keep reading to learn more!

Signs You May Need AC Repair

Nobody likes to think about their AC system breaking down completely. While it’s not exactly good news, there are fortunately some signs your air conditioning system will likely give you before it has a full breakdown, including:

  • Inconsistent or inadequate cooling: Experiencing hot and cold spots in different rooms might indicate issues with vents, ductwork, or the thermostat. Additionally, reduced airflow from vents can be a sign of blocked air filters, obstructed ducts, or a malfunctioning blower fan.
  • Higher-than-usual utility bills: When there are components within your AC system that aren’t working properly, that can cause your unit to work much harder than it would normally to provide the same level of cooling. This will likely cause a spike in your energy costs.
  • Ice on outdoor unit: Icy buildup on the outdoor portion of your air conditioning system is never a normal part of operation. Ice on your unit usually means there is some issue with your system’s heat exchange. Causes range from dirty filters or inadequate refrigerant levels to problems with the blower fan, so it’s best to have it checked by a professional.
  • Indoor air quality concerns: There are several different indoor air quality issues that may present themselves if your air conditioning system isn’t working properly. You might notice that your home is unusually dusty, or that there are stale, musty odors present when your AC runs. You may also notice higher humidity levels.
  • Unusual noises: All air conditioning systems make some noise when they operate. But if your system has been making clanking, rattling, or grinding noises, it may have loose or damaged components.

It’s important to address these issues promptly to maintain comfort and efficiency in your home. If you notice any of these signs, consider contacting a professional for a thorough inspection and repair.

T.F. O’Brien can help you get the air conditioning repairs you need.

T.F. O’Brien provides complete air conditioning services, including air conditioning repair, maintenance, and new system installation. If you’re having problems with your AC system, there’s no need to sweat it – call us at 516.488.1800 and we’ll be more than happy to take a look at your system and help you get the repairs needed to stay cool and comfortable.