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In hot weather, your air conditioning system is your family’s key to comfort and health. From dehumidifying the air in your home to providing a good night’s sleep by keeping you cool, it’s a fundamental fixture that you expect to operate smoothly.

But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you turn on the AC, and something seems a little off—a strange sound, a little drip of water, or a temperature that doesn’t seem satisfactorily consistent. Though it may be tempting to brush off minor issues like these amidst your busy day, our recommendation is: Don’t.

A properly functioning air conditioner should not be exhibiting issues, big or small. And besides, a small issue now is often the harbinger of a bigger issue to come—probably on the hottest, busiest day of your week—if Murphy’s Law has anything to do with it.

So, if your air conditioner is getting a little older or hasn’t been maintained for a while, pay attention to the cues it’s giving you and call for air conditioning repair sooner rather than later.

How will you know what to be on the lookout for? Here’s Classic Air Conditioning & Heating’s list of the top eight signs that your air conditioner may need a little extra love:

1. Your System Is Blowing Warm Air

It doesn’t take technical training to know that the air coming out of your AC unit is supposed to be cold. If warm or hot air is blowing out, you could have a condenser issue, duct leakage, or low refrigerant levels, to name a few possible causes.

No matter the reason, you’ll definitely want a technician to take a peek!

2. The AC Thermostat Isn’t Working

Without a properly functioning thermostat, your AC system doesn’t know how much cold air to generate. Simple as that. And an uninformed air conditioner can make for an uncomfortable home environment.

When dealing with electrical components such as thermostats, it’s best to play it safe and involve a professional HVAC technician.

3. Loud Noises Are Coming From the AC Unit

Though you may enjoy the peaceful hum of your air conditioning unit gently emitting dry, cool air, you most certainly will not appreciate grinding, squealing, scraping, or banging. Noises like this are warning signs that all is not well in AC land!

Whether you’ve got a loose belt, a broken component, or debris has made its way inside your unit, strange sounds should be taken seriously to avoid further damage.

4. Not Enough Humidity Is Being Removed

One of the major benefits of air conditioning units is that they remove moisture from the air in your home. If you’re feeling dampness—or, worse yet, noticing mold or mildew—it’s time to investigate what’s going on. Sometimes it’s as easy as changing a filter or managing your AC settings differently. No matter what, an experienced HVAC technician can help.

5. There Are Strange Odors When the AC Is Turned on

The air being filtered through your AC unit should come out smelling fresh. If you’re noticing any other strange or unpleasant odors, there’s something funky occurring. Pest infiltration, burned-out wire insulation, or mold growth within your system are all potential causes that could be detrimental to your family’s health. Take note, and don’t ignore what your nose is telling you.

6. You Have a Rising Electric Bill

A rising electric bill is not always a sign that something’s wrong with your AC system, but sometimes it can be. Air conditioning requires a lot of energy, so in warm weather, it’s normal for your bills to reflect that. But if your energy bills are suddenly much higher than they were during the same season last year, it might be worth investigating further. A problem with your AC could be the culprit.

7. Your AC Is Shutting off & on Repeatedly

If your AC keeps shutting on and off, the most likely cause is a problem with your thermostat (see #2 above). That being said, a unit that won’t stay on consistently is a drain in every possible way and can have multiple causes. Have a technician do a thorough work-up to find out how to get your unit back on track.

8. There’s Moisture Leaking Around Your Unit

Air conditioners do produce water, but moisture is not supposed to be leaking inside your home. While the cause may be as simple as a broken or blocked condensate disposal tube, it could also be a refrigerant leak (which could be poisonous). Be cautious regarding any unexplained leaks from your air conditioner, and get the problem repaired as soon as possible.

Get in Touch

Don’t let a minor issue grow into a costly and time-consuming major emergency repair! Get in touch with us at Classic Air Conditioning & Cooling today.

See What Our Customers Are Saying

Karrie Mikle
Karrie Mikle
2022-05-06
Everyone I have dealt with at Classic over the last several years always go the extra mile with customer service. Reliable, pleasant and knowledgeable team - especially JOEY SCALA!
Sarah Rogers
Sarah Rogers
2022-05-03
Eddie, Isaac and saul did amazing work, talked to me about everything, and made sure they installed my new ac properly. Thank yall so much!
William Bragg
William Bragg
2022-04-08
We've been using Classic Air Conditioning & Heating Services for the past five years to include Installation of new units (flawless by the way), bi-annual check-ups that are scheduled and carried out without a second thought on my part, and in emergencies (backed up drain in the bathroom with a response time in under 24 hours to troubleshoot the problem). Their technicians are master's at their craft, personable, and cut to the chase on his service calls. I never feel like I'm being given the run around or a sales pitch with this company. Today, Mitchell Wesch went above and beyond walking us through what was happening and provided a multitude of options and expected timelines for future repairs. Once again, a great example of exemplary customer service. He was able to troubleshoot the problem with zero delay. We're ready for the Texas summer, and are already looking forward to the next scheduled service call. Thank you Classic Services for keeping our home healthy and happy.
Sondra Von Gyllenband
Sondra Von Gyllenband
2022-04-08
These folks are kind and helpful. They will above and beyond to assist. They make sure what needs to be done is done. Sondra
Lexie Gillotti
Lexie Gillotti
2022-04-06
Theresa did an amazing job! She informed me about everything she was doing and took extra pictures so I could have them for my record. She was quick but still answered all my questions. She definitely saved the day when my condensor froze over on the coldest day of the year, leaving my family in the cold. She was out at my house within the hour and had everything fixed in minutes.
MARIE ORTEGA
MARIE ORTEGA
2022-03-29
Very professional presentation and very very quick arrival day Same Day to our needs much better than anyone in San Antonio, very disappointed with services from San Antonio. Importantly corrected our problem in same day. Took their time and gave advice and great great pricing. Won’t go anywhere else. Will always consider local businesses instead.
Stephanie Corona
Stephanie Corona
2022-02-23
Well, once again, Classic comes to the rescue. I am on their yearly maintenance plan and yesterday Nate showed up for a late afternoon service call. Nate was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. This company never ceases to impress me. From the person that answers the phone to the people that come out to help. ALWAYS on time, responsive and caring. GREAT JOB NATE!!!

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