As everyone here in Louisiana knows, summer is coming. When it arrives, you’ll turn on your air conditioner for the first time in a long time. How do you know, right then and there, if your AC unit is ready to go, or if it’ll need to be repaired at some point over the summer? In this article, we review the 6 major signs you need AC repair this summer—and when you should call in the professionals here at Foulks Heating & Cooling.
At Foulks, we’re proud to be the premier HVAC company of Southeast Louisiana, including Amite City, Hammond, and beyond. When you need 24/7 AC repair this summer, contact our team online, or give us a call at (985) 748-8838.
Here are the 6 major signs you need AC repair this summer
#1. Low airflow
You know you have a problem when the AC is on, but your house is not getting any cooler. You should put your hand by a vent to see how much air you are really getting. The airflow coming out should feel fairly powerful. If it is not—or there’s no cool airflow at all, even though your system is running—you need to call the techs here at Foulks and have our team take a look.
#2. Uncomfortable air
Even if the airflow is powerful, it might not be cold. Warm air, especially after the system has been running for some time, is typically a sign of trouble. Additionally, the air quality in some rooms may feel cooler than others. You also need to be aware of when the air feels humid or muggy.
#3. Leaking unit
Finding a puddle around your AC unit is a good reason to contact professionals at Foulks Heating & Cooling. You need to clean up this moisture before mold begins to form. Additionally, leaks in the unit means you could have to deal with freezing once winter comes around.
#4. Noisy unit
In addition to leaks, you need to watch out for noises coming from the AC. It is normal to hear something coming from the unit, but you need to watch out for banging or rattling sounds. This typically means a component is loose. It could result in significant damage around the machine.
#5. Strange odors
The air coming from your AC should never smell like anything. Instead of lighting a candle, you need an expert to inspect the unit. Mold may have already formed.
#6. Increased energy bills
Your energy bills may increase somewhat during the summer. However, you need to watch out for bills that are hundreds of dollars higher than what you are used to. Repairing the unit will pay for itself in the long run.
Call Foulks Heating & Cooling for 24/7 AC repair service this summer
When your air conditioner stops working or isn’t working just right, call in the experts here at Foulks Heating & Cooling. We provide 24/7 emergency AC repair service in Amite City, Hammond, and surrounding communities.