Is Your AC Is Showing Any of These Symptoms?

Air conditioners are complex systems that rely on a number of various components in order to function. If something goes wrong with even one of these components, it can bring your cooling efficiency and effectiveness to a halt. This is why we recommend calling a trained HVAC professional like Bill Joplin’s at the first sign of trouble.

Sure, there are some things you can do as a homeowner, such as changing your air filter or checking that your thermostat isn’t calibrated incorrectly. But when you need actual air conditioning repairs, it’s best to call in a pro. Here are some of the most common signs that something is amiss with your air conditioner.

Strange SoundsIs Your AC Is Showing Any of These Problems?

You are likely familiar with the white noise that your home’s air conditioner makes as it smoothly runs. If something interrupts that sound, like a loud banging, clanging, grinding, or even hissing, then it means something has gone wrong within the cooling system. It is going to take a knowledgeable and trained technician to pinpoint exactly what’s causing the noise, so it can be repaired.

Short-Cycling

This is when your air conditioner shuts off and turns back on in rapid succession, never actually completing a full cooling cycle. You may notice your compressor turning on and off more than 6 times within the hour, which puts a strain on the compressor and may increase the cost to run the system. There are several reasons this may occur, so the best thing for you to do is give us a call so we can conduct an inspection and identify the cause. 

Uneven Cooling

Have you noticed that parts of your home seem significantly warmer than normal while others are fine even when your air conditioning system is running? This means your air conditioner is losing cooling power for some reason. There are different reasons this may happen:

  • The age of your AC System
  • A loss of refrigerant
  • Damaged or breached ductwork

Ice Formation

Although an air conditioner’s job is to cool the air in your home, this process should never involve ice. When ice develops on the coil of your air conditioner, it means that something is preventing that coil from absorbing heat. Before you grab a chisel or ice pick and try to remove it yourself, know that even if you safely remove the ice, it may come back until the root of the problem is resolved.

Acrid Odors from the Vents

A burning odor coming from your vents when using your air conditioner is a red flag. It typically means that a motor or some other electrical component within your air conditioner is beginning to overheat and will burn out soon. Please call us immediately to conduct an inspection of the system.

If you are experiencing any of these issues described above, call the experts at Bill Joplin’s. Call us at (972) 439-1147 to schedule an appointment.

Bill Joplin’s Air Conditioning and Heating Repair is the premier Carrier distributor in the McKinney, Texas area.