With summer still going strong in many parts of the world, it’s still important that you keep your air conditioning working well so that it can keep you and your home and family cool while the temperatures continue to rise. However, if your air conditioner has been working overtime this summer, as many have with people spending more time at home and the weather being very hot, you may have noticed that your a/c isn’t running as smoothly as it once was. Because of this, you may need to get some maintenance done on your unit.
To help you know if this is something you should be looking into, here are three signs that your air conditioner needs maintenance work done.
It’s Not Cooling Your Home
The very first and arguably most obvious reason why you might think that something’s wrong with your air conditioner is that it’s not cooling your home. This could either happen by your air conditioner completely going out and not cooling your home at all or simply being less effective.
Two of the symptoms you might notice here, according to HomeWarrantyReviews.com, is that the air that’s being pumped into your home from your air conditioner isn’t cold but rather warm or hot. Also, if the air flow coming out of your system is less than it used to be, this is also a sign that something’s wrong with your air conditioner. If you notice either of these problems, you may want to get someone to your home to check on things before it heats up too much.
You Notice Drainage Issues
Sometimes, your air conditioner could seem to be running fine with regards to cooling your home but other issues that may not be as noticeable could start happening.
One of these things, according to Energy.gov, is if you notice drainage issues taking place around your unit. While some drainage issues may be happening outside of your home, which you may not notice very quickly unless you’re looking for them, other drainage issues could be happening within your home. In this case, you’ll likely not a lot sooner as water damage may quickly take place.
Weird Smells Or Sounds
You may get the hint that something is wrong with your air conditioner based on what you smell or hear when your a/c unit is running.
According to The Yucatan Times, noises above and beyond the average hum of your air conditioner could signify a problem. Additionally, if your air conditioner or the air it puts out starts to smell weird, especially if it smells musty, this could also be a sign that you need some maintenance done.
If any of the above-mentioned problems are taking place with your air conditioner, it’s a safe bet that your unit needs some maintenance work done.