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A comfortable home requires a working air conditioner. The last thing that you want is to be outside on a hot summer day in Winder, GA, and enter a sweltering home. Here are a few common symptoms for problems and repair recommendations for when your air conditioner isn’t working properly.

Common AC Problems

When it comes to air conditioner problems, many are simple fixes that just require a new part or a good cleaning. For instance, if the unit isn’t turning on, the problem might be that you need a new capacitor or perhaps the circuit breaker requires a reset.

If your AC seems to be running all of the time, you might need to add insulation and weatherize your home. Check to make sure someone didn’t set the thermostat too low. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you should set the thermostat in the summer to 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

A dirty air filter can have a big effect and could be causing your AC unit to experience problems. Consider checking the filter once a month.

Symptoms of a Failing Air Conditioner

If your air conditioner is only blowing warm air, it could indicate a few things. You may have a plugged condensate line. If you’re comfortable with DIY tasks a shop vac is often able to extract a plugged condensate line. Warm air blowing could also indicate a loss of refrigerant or something more serious. If you’ve determined that your condensation line is not plugged, it’s time to call an HVAC technician for a service visit.

Unusual noises are an indication that a repair is needed. If you hear a weird noise, contact an air conditioner technician right away.

Unpleasant smells are also something that you’ll want to have checked out. A bad smell could be burned wire insulation, which you’ll want to have replaced right away.

Bring in a Professional

At Kovack Mechanical, Inc., our technicians can diagnose and fix any AC problems. We can also recommend when it’s best to install a new system rather than repair a system that will continue to have repair issues. To schedule an appointment, contact us at Kovack Mechanical, Inc.

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