5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Help

Spring is here and summer is close behind! Is your air conditioner ready to beat the Texas heat? As the temperatures rise, watch for signs that your AC unit is working with diminished efficiency or effectiveness. You may be able to catch smaller issues and prevent big problems before your air conditioner quits when you need it most. Arthur Hagar is here to solve your HVAC problems, both big and small. With more than 65 years of industry experience in Fort Worth, you know that you can trust our maintenance and repair services. If your air conditioner is beyond repair, we’ll help you find a new AC unit that fits your home and your budget. Read more to learn the signs that your air conditioner needs maintenance and call Arthur Hagar for all your HVAC needs!

Warm Air

The clearest, most obvious sign that your air conditioning system is not working the way it should is if you are still hot even after you turn the thermostat down. Even if you can tell that your AC unit is running and you have stopped sweating, that doesn’t mean it’s working at peak efficiency. Are you less comfortable than you were last year? Is the air coming from your ductwork warm rather than cool? Watch for these symptoms and call the experts at Arthur Hagar to find and address the underlying problem.

Strange Noises

Most HVAC units are made to run quietly, so any unusually loud or strange sounds should put you on alert. Rumbling, popping, banging, grinding, or clattering noises are all signs that something might be seriously wrong in your air conditioning system. Common culprits include a failing compressor or a defective fan or motor. Call Arthur Hagar today for professional air conditioning repair and make sure your system is ready for summer!

Bad Smells

Strange smells are an even more serious warning sign than strange noises. The air coming from your HVAC system should be clean and neutral-smelling. If you pick up any smoky or burning odors, it could signify a big problem. Call Arthur Hagar immediately for air conditioning repair professionals you can trust. We’ll find and address the problem as quickly as possible so you don’t have to worry about hot, sleepless summer nights.

High Energy Bills

We know, we know, every utility bill probably seems too high, but an unusually high bill could be an indicator of a mechanical problem — even if your air conditioner seems to be working fine. A spike in your energy usage probably means that something is causing your system to work harder than it should. If your utility bills are high every month and you are still using an older unit, you should also consider looking for a new, more energy efficient air conditioner. Arthur Hagar offers top-notch repair and maintenance services to keep your existing air conditioner in great shape, as well as affordable new systems and expert air conditioning installation services. Invest in a new AC unit for your home today and watch your energy bills drop!

Leaks or Puddles

There are several reasons why your air conditioner might be leaking, and none of them are good. A dirty air filter can cause ice to form on the evaporator coils of your unit, which melts to form puddles, or the leak could be caused by a blocked condensate line. If left unaddressed, this water can lead to mold. Another, more dangerous possibility is that refrigerant could be leaking from the compressor of your AC unit. Refrigerant is safe when contained in your air conditioning system, but it can pose a health risk to you and your family if it is puddled on the ground. If you are exposed, you may experience headaches, coughing, nausea, and other symptoms. Call Arthur Hagar today to get any leaks cleaned up and fixed as soon as possible!

The Texas heat can be hard to bear without a working air conditioner. Stay ahead of any problems and avoid emergency repairs by watching for leaks or puddles, strange sounds or smells, high energy bills, and warm air coming from your ductwork. Explore a previous blog post on common culprits that hurt your air conditioner’s efficiency and call Arthur Hagar for professional maintenance and air conditioning repair services. We have been proudly serving Fort Worth since 1949, and exceptional customer service is the reason we’ve stayed in business. Experience our five-star service for yourself — call Arthur Hagar today for an estimate!

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