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Now is the Time For AC Repair in Charleston, SC

Repairing Air Conditioner
May 20, 2015

Summer is almost here, which means it’s a good time to decide if you need AC repair. Charleston, SC summers can be hot and humid, so you definitely want to make sure your air conditioning is in good working order before the warm months arrive. Therefore the question is: how do you know if your AC needs to be repaired?

Signs Your Air Conditioning Needs Repairing

When functioning properly, air conditioning lowers the room temperature; reduces humidity; and improves the air quality. However, lack of maintenance and wear and tear due to years of use can all cause problems. Here are some signs your AC needs to be repaired:

  • The unit makes unusual noises. Most ACs emit a low-key whirring noise when they’re in good shape. However, when a part’s broken or damaged, the unit often makes different sounds such as a high-pitched squeaking, intermittent clangs or even tapping noises.
  • The unit fails to lower the room temperature (enough). If you’re running the AC in a room without any doors or windows open, it should cool the air temperature noticeably within 10 minutes. If this doesn’t happen, it’s an indication the unit’s not functioning properly.
  • The AC emits a strange odor. There can be all sorts of reasons for strange smells coming out of your AC, from mold or mildew and dead vermin to leaking coolant and electrical problems.
  • Your energy bill is unusually high. If you’re running the AC in the same manner as you’re accustomed but your energy bill keeps getting higher, it means the AC is consuming more and more energy to perform the same amount of cooling.

In many cases, your AC can easily be repaired by professionals like the team at Custom Climate Heating and Air. However, if your air conditioning unit is old and outdated, it might be time for an upgrade to a more modern, energy-efficient model. Fortunately, our specialists can advise you on the different types of air conditioning units and discuss with you what the best option is for your home.