5 Signs That You Need Air Conditioning Repairs
We rely on air conditioning systems to keep us cool at home, work, and pretty much anywhere else we go throughout the Summer, so it can be quite inconvenient when they break down! It’s not always immediately obvious when there is a problem with your system, but there are a few warning signs to look out for. Listed below are the 5 key signs that you need air conditioning repairs.
1. The system is blowing out hot air
If your air conditioning system feels like it is blowing out hot air when it should be cold, this is a sign that it needs to be repaired. It could suggest that there is a problem with the compressor, a low level of refrigerant, or that the airflow is restricted. In this situation, you should get a qualified engineer to assess the problem and carry out the required repairs.
2. There is a strange or unpleasant smell
This is quite an obvious sign that something is wrong with your AC system. If there is a chemical-like smell coming from the system, then this could indicate that it is leaking refrigerant! It’s recommended that the AC system is turned off, the windows are opened, and you leave the room. This should be checked as soon as possible to avoid the problem worsening. On the other hand, if the smell is musty, there may be a build-up of mould and bacteria on your AC unit - this will need a good clean! Regular maintenance helps prevent dirt from building up and causing issues like this.
3. The system is making unusual noises
Most air conditioning systems make some light background noise, but banging, rattling, or grinding sounds mean that something is wrong. There may be loose or broken parts, or parts which need lubricating. The system might also make a squeaking sound if the fan is malfunctioning. A qualified air conditioning engineer can advise you on whether your AC unit will need parts repaired or replaced.
4. There is dampness or water dripping
A sure sign that you need air conditioning repairs is if you notice dampness, excess condensation or water dripping from the system. This can indicate a water leak, blockage in the system, or a condensate pump fault, meaning that the AC system is unable to function as normal. As water leaks can cause damage to the walls of your property, you should try and get this issue fixed quickly to prevent mould developing.
5. Flashing lights and error codes
You may notice that when trying to operate your AC system, the lights on the front of the internal unit begin to flash, or an error code may appear on the controller. This indicates that the AC system has detected a fault and requires repairing. It's best to make a note of the error code or sequence of flashing lights before calling a qualified engineer. This way the engineer can be prepared for the problem before arriving, reducing the time taken to carry out the repair and lowering costs.
Norton Air Conditioning offer air conditioning repair services in Berkshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire. Contact us if you are experiencing issues with your air conditioning system and we will get it fixed quickly and efficiently.