AC Breakdown Alert: 3 Key Indicators to Watch for

During the summer, it is only natural that you run your air conditioner almost non-stop. It has been quite a hot season, especially here in the Vegas valley which means your only option for truly keeping cool is through a powerful air conditioning system. However, when an appliance has such a big responsibility, it’s only natural that it can and often will run into problems.

There are certain signs that your air conditioner is on the verge of a breakdown that you should take very seriously.

The AC Is Taking Longer to Cool

One of the biggest telltale signs that your air conditioning unit is close to breaking down is that it takes longer to cool its designated area. In general, it shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes for your air conditioner to cool the room in which it is installed. Taking a long time to reach the appropriate temperature that you have set on your unit signifies a very big problem may be ahead. In the best-case scenario, it could mean that your device is running low on coolant. Or on the flip side… in the worst-case scenario, it might mean that the pipes inside the unit have begun to rust. If the latter is the case, you will need to start looking for a new air conditioning unit asap.

Warm Air Emerging from the Air Conditioner Unit

If your air conditioner is emitting warm air, yet continuing to run, that is also a sign that your unit is at risk of breaking down. Whenever you are running it, the system should always blow out cool air. When warmer air is emerging from the unit, it means there is a problem with the vents or that you should inspect your filter to either change it or clean it if you have one that is reusable. However, if these steps don’t improve the problem, you will have to have an HVAC specialist come to inspect your air conditioning unit.

AC Airflow is Low

Another problem that should be viewed as a sign that your air conditioner is on its final breathe is poor airflow. When you regularly maintain your unit, that simply means the filters are cleaned or replaced on a regular basis which will essentially cause the air to flow more freely. However, when the vents appear blocked and it seems there is no air or insufficient air emerging from your unit, That’s a big red flag indicating the fan in your unit may very well have already gone bad.

Any of these problems can really cause a damper on a hot summer day. If you need your air conditioning unit serviced or replaced, contact The Cooling Company today, our trained technicians are available and ready to assist you, so you can once again enjoy cool air in your home or business.