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How Can I Tell If My Air Conditioner Needs Repair?

Air conditioners are complex pieces of machinery, and the refrigerant that makes them run can be dangerous if not handled by trained professionals. With summer on its way, Dover, DE, residents need to jump on any repair issues quickly, lest they be left without cooling power just when they need it the most. “But how can I tell if my air conditioner needs repair?” you ask. That can be tricky for a layman to answer, and if you go poking around in your system without the proper training, you might make the problem worse. Luckily, most serious air conditioning problems exhibit one of several easy-to-spot symptoms which can alert you to the issue.

  • Low air flow. If the flow of air from your vents has dropped down, there might be a clog or a breach in the system. There might also be a problem with the fan motor or with the fan blades themselves.
  • Lack of cool air. Sometimes the air flow is just fine, but the air itself isn’t cool. This can happen when refrigerant levels run low, or sometimes if a breach in the ducts pulls the cool air out of the system
  • Strange noises. Any noise which isn’t a normal part of your air conditioner’s operation should be considered a problem. The moment you detect it, shut off your system and call a technician.
  • Higher monthly bills. Some problems don’t have any overt symptoms that interfere with the functioning of your air conditioner. However, they do increase stress and strain on the unit, forcing it to work harder to do its job and expending more energy in the process. You can spot these hidden problems by looking for any unexpected spikes in your energy bill, especially if you haven’t used the air conditioner any more frequently than normal.

If you can tell you air conditioner needs repair, then call upon the experts at Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Inc. to solve them!

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