When the air conditioning in your Lake Worth home stops working in the middle of a Florida summer, you know it’s time for an AC repair. Not all of the signs are that obvious, however. Knowing what to look for can mean the difference between a minor air conditioning repair and a significant expense. Here are three signs you might need an AC repair for your Lake Worth home.
1. Warm Air
If your AC unit doesn’t put out cold air like it used to, or worse, it puts out warm air, you need an air conditioning repair. Warm air can signal a problem with your air handler, refrigerant levels, leaky ductwork or a malfunctioning thermostat.
2. Strange Noises
It’s typical to hear the compressor start up or the whooshing sound of air blowing through your ductwork, but squealing or grating sounds should sound an alarm. Squeaks might indicate a worn out fan belt, a hissing noise points to leaky air ducts and clanging could mean a part has come loose and is rolling around inside your system. All of these put your cooling system at risk as well as the safety and comfort of your family.
3. High Electric Bills
If your energy bills are trending upward but you’re using your AC system the same as in previous Florida summers, the inefficiency might be due to a worn out or faulty component. One defective part can cause your air conditioner to work overtime and lead to the ultimate failure of your system.
By heeding these warning signs, you can seek professional help before it’s too late to save your air conditioning system. We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer experienced in AC repair for Lake Worth homeowners. To learn more about how we can help you keep your cool, check out the air conditioning services we offer at Mechanical Air Conditioning or call (561) 899-4587.