When your AC breaks down, you notice — especially in the heat of a Houston summer! But not all air conditioning issues are full system breakdowns. Most of the time, your air conditioner can need repairs but still be able to run, making it difficult to spot the problem if you don’t know what to look for. Once you’re aware of these signs that you need AC repair, you won’t be able to miss them.
An AC not cooling is an AC with a problem. If your air conditioner is running but it’s blowing warm air, there could be a couple of different issues, the most common being a frozen AC during a humid summer. When ice forms on your AC coils, it blocks the transfer of heat and prevents the system from cooling at all, leaving warm air to blow throughout your home.
While fixing a frozen AC is easy to do yourself, it could point to a more serious problem. If you notice warm air coming out of your vents, call your trusted AC company for repairs.
Is your AC on but it doesn’t feel like any air is coming out of the vents? You’re not going crazy — your system could have insufficient airflow due to a problem with the blower or a blockage in the air ducts. If your HVAC system is experiencing low airflow, schedule an appointment with your AC company. A technician will be able to pinpoint the problem and recommend the best solution.
Because we’re used to air conditioners in our homes, we learn to tune out the sound of the system cycling on and off. While an air conditioner that runs frequently may seem like a good thing, frequent cycles that are shorter than normal are a sign of an issue with your AC. If your AC seems to be constantly running or the cycles are short and close together, call an air conditioner repair company ASAP to prevent undue wear and tear on the system.
High Humidity Inside
Everyone in the Houston area understands that it’s impossible to escape the humidity outside our homes (try as we might). But that doesn’t mean you should be experiencing high humidity inside, too. Moisture removal is a natural part of the air conditioning process, so experiencing higher than normal humidity in your home could point to a major problem with the system.
When you call the experts at Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing, one of our technicians will get to the root of your humidity problems and make repairs if necessary. If your home is prone to high humidity, we may recommend a dehumidifier as well.
As mentioned above, it’s pretty easy to tune out the sounds of your AC running. That doesn’t mean you should ignore unusual noises coming from the system, though. Loud noises when your AC turns on and off, and even noises while it’s cycling, are indicators that your AC needs repairs fast. If you notice any abnormal sounds coming from your air conditioner, don’t ignore them! Call your local AC company instead.
Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing provides the AC repair Houston residents count on to keep their systems running reliably all summer long. Contact us today to schedule service!