Summer is full swing in Las Vegas putting the responsibility to keep your home cool and comfortable on your home’s air conditioner unit. The higher the temperatures get, the more you depend on your AC to handle the heat. With regular maintenance and service from Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC & Plumbing you can keep your air conditioner working effectively and efficiently, but staying vigilant about your AC functions can also help you catch signs of AC failure.
Lack Of Cool Air And Low Airflow
One of the most obvious signs of AC failure or of a problem is a lack of cold air coming from the vents, even if you have turned down the temperature on the thermostat. This problem is often caused by low refrigerant levels, refrigerant leaks, or a malfunctioning condenser, but it could also be an indication that your AC is failing.
Poor airflow can also be a clear indication that something is wrong. Take a little time to go through the rooms of your house checking the airflow from each individual vent. If you notice weak airflow only in certain areas of the house, the problem might be a dirty or clogged vent or even an obstructed air duct. A malfunctioning thermostat could also be the problem if airflow and overall temperature is only a problem in individual areas of the house. If airflow is low throughout the entire house, however, you may have a failing compressor or a problem with other components.
Excessive Moisture Around The Unit
With any air conditioner, some amount of condensation is expected, but to a certain extent. If you notice an accumulation of moisture or you’ve found a leak in your AC unit, be sure to schedule AC repair as soon as possible. Excessive moisture around or within the unit can be a sign that the condensate drain is clogged or that there is a refrigerant leak. Moisture build up can create a risk for water damage, mold growth, malfunction, or even system failure.
Foul Odors And Strange Sounds
Strange odors or smells can be a sign that our air conditioner is not operating as it should be. If you notice any foul, burning, musky, or simply abnormal smells, there is something wrong with your air conditioner. An air conditioner should not be loud or noisy either. If you notice any sounds such as grinding, squeaking, banging, or rattling, there is a problem within the air conditioner that you should be addressed quickly before the system fails.
High Utility Bills
Another obvious sign of AC failure can be found on your energy bills. If your utility bills are higher than normal, your air conditioner is likely being forced to work much harder to cool your home. An AC unit that is not operating efficiently could cost you a significant amount of money on your monthly energy bills.
Constant Need For Repairs
If you have been forced to schedule AC repairs on a consistent basis, there may be a serious problem with your AC unit. A trustworthy AC repair company should tell you when the cost of repairs is greater than the investment of a new unit.
New AC Installation Las Vegas
Replacing an air conditioner can be expensive, but when an old unit is failing, it may be more cost effective to invest in a new unit instead of continuing to repair an old one.
At Silver State, we offer new, high quality, high efficiency air conditioners that will improve the comfort of your home and maintain reasonable energy bills. Call us today at (702) 623-8365 to schedule an appointment.
Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC & Plumbing
4535 Copper Sage Street Las Vegas, NV 89115