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5 Signs You Need AC Repairs

By now, you’ve probably switched your thermostat over from heating to cooling. Even though temperatures are still milder than they will be as summer heats up, you want your air conditioner working correctly. But even in spring, your AC may be showing signs that something is wrong. 

If you notice any of the five issues below, it’s time to give our team a call for AC repair in Rogers, MN. Keep reading to learn more about what you need to watch and listen for, and give our team a call right away if you notice any of these problems. Even if your air conditioner is still working great, you may be able to get ahead of more expensive repairs. 

Warm Air

This one is obvious: if your AC is blowing warm air, something is wrong. But if your home is still comfortable, then you may not notice this problem at first. Hold your hand up to an air vent while your AC is on. You should feel cold air coming out of the vents. 

If the air is not specifically cold, then there is a problem. Don’t put off an AC repair appointment until summer begins to heat up. By then, you may be more uncomfortable and the problem may be worse. 

Lack of Airflow

It’s also a problem if your AC does not have strong airflow. When you hold your hand up to an air vent to check the temperature, you should also gauge the strength of airflow. There should be no question in your mind that cold air is blowing from the vents. 

The air may be cold, but if the airflow is weak, you still have a problem. Your AC may be working great to cool air for your home, but if there is a blockage or other issue somewhere in the system, then cold air is not making it into the rooms of your home.

Short Cycling

If your AC is short cycling, that means it’s turning on and off frequently. Most cooling cycles will last somewhere around 15-20 minutes. If you notice your AC turning on and off more frequently, it’s a sign that something is wrong.

There’s a chance that your air filter is clogged and preventing enough airflow from entering your AC. As your AC motor works harder to bring in air, it can trigger a safety switch to prevent overheating, which in turn leads to short cycling. 

High Humidity

Your AC can only do so much for the humidity levels in your home, but it should keep your home comfortable. If humidity levels seem like they are much higher than usual, that’s a red flag. Your AC may be going through a cooling cycle too quickly, resulting in cool air but not taking enough time to remove the humidity from the air. Or your condensate drain line may be clogged, causing that moisture to evaporate back into the air of your home instead of being removed. 

Leaks

And speaking of your condensate drain line, it should never leak. You do have a condensate drain pan as a backup in case leaks happen. Yet, if you notice a leak you should not ignore it or hope that it will resolve itself. When your condensate drain line gets clogged, it can mean bigger problems for your AC as the problem goes ignored. 

Contact Comfort Matters Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. With you through THE HIGHS & LOWS!

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