Opelika, AL, gets very hot in the summer. What could be worse than a broken air conditioning unit? Not much — except finding out on the hottest summer day. Don't let that happen to you. Here are five sure signs your AC unit may be on the outs.
Strange Noises in the AC Unit
While it's normal to hear your unit as it works, some noises signify serious issues. If you hear clanking, buzzing, and rattling, something in your system may be loose. If you hear a high-pitched whistle or squeal, call a professional right away!
Strange Smells in the AC Unit
Have you noticed a strange smell and then discovered it's coming from your air conditioning unit? While noises are more commonplace, smells can have grave consequences. If you smell odors of burning, egg, or chemicals, call your AC professional right away.
High Utility Bills< >Does it seem like your utility bills are climbing? If you have an old AC unit, it may be working too hard (and not in a smart way). Compare your utility bills from last year with this year's bills. Look at the trends. If the amount is increasing, your AC unit may need a tuneup or a replacement.
Puddles of Water Under the AC UnitWater under your unit means something is wrong with your AC unit. You may need to replace a drain tube, or it could be more severe. Call your HVAC professional to perform an assessment.
AC Unit Not Cooling
If your AC unit is not blowing cool air, trouble is brewing. You may need a new compressor or refrigerant. Call your trusted HVAC expert at Sensigreen, as a replacement may need to be part of the conversation.
If you have noticed that your AC unit is showing signs of distress, we can help. At Sensigreen, we will give your unit a thorough check and help you understand your solution options. Give us a call today at (334) 366-9237. Your comfort is our priority.Image provided by Shutterstock