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Signs that AC Repair is Needed

You trust your air conditioner to keep you comfortable on the warm Bakersfield summer days. When it’s time for an AC repair, your air conditioner will give you a few signs to let you know you need to reach out to Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing to keep your summer days cool.

One of the most blatant signs you are in need of an AC repair is a lack of cooled air and/or poor airflow. If your space isn’t staying cool, give us a shout. Unfortunately, when your air conditioner doesn’t maintain your cooling needs, it’s generally a more serious problem. Your AC unit may have condenser problems or it may be running low on Freon. Low airflow could also be a symptom of a ductwork issue. Whatever the problem is, you can be sure our team will be there to guide you to your best choices, whether it’s an AC repair or investment in a new air conditioner.

Leaks from your air conditioner are often a sign that an AC repair is needed. If you see a leak from your AC, call for a repair immediately. If you have a refrigerant leak, it could cause health problems for your family. If it’s a leak due to condensation, the health risk lessens, but you will still want to take care of it before it turns into a greater problem like mold growth.

It’s a rule of thumb that if any part of your HVAC system starts to make uncommon sounds, it’s potentially a sign of trouble. When it comes to your AC, these kinds of troubling sounds include squealing or grinding. Basically, your air conditioner should operate relatively quietly and you shouldn’t be able to hear more than the sound of your fan kick on or shut off. Sounds from your AC could mean the need for a solution as simple as needing lubricant in some of the moving parts to something more serious that could result in a breakdown. Your best move is to give us a call to help determine the best steps.

If you smell any odor coming from your vents, it could point to some AC-related challenges, too. You should always have an expert help you get to the root of any odors related to your HVAC system, as they could range from mold growth to difficult electrical issues.

Sometimes it may appear your air conditioner is having problems, but it’s actually your thermostat than requires attention. If your home temperature isn’t where you’re programming it to be, the pros at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing will be able to confirm if the problem is actually with your thermostat. It may just be a wiring problem or a blocked sensor, or it may be time to get a new thermostat.

When it comes to AC repair, arranging routine maintenance can save you a lot of trouble, and most likely some cash too. When you have Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing perform annual preventive AC maintenance, we’ll determine potential problems and correct them before they become bigger, more costly problems. We’ll keep your AC system clean and running smoothly. Of course, some AC repair appointments are inevitable, but we’re just a phone call away at 661-437-3499. We will be there ASAP to take care of your problem and have your home back to cool and comfortable in no time. If it’s more convenient, you can even request your AC repair appointment with us online.

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