With Las Vegas’s hot afternoons, you wouldn’t want to be caught in the city with a broken air conditioner. Fortunately, it isn’t hard to find reliable air conditioner installation & repair services in Las Vegas that can easily prevent your AC from breaking down or fix it when it isn’t working as it should.
If your AC isn’t getting regular maintenance and it’s been a while since its last tune-up, below are three solid signs that it needs professional attention as soon as possible. If you notice any of these, best to call Fast Affordable Air’s AC technicians to see what the problem is and patch it up before it gets worse.
3 Signs that Your Air Conditioner Needs to be Checked
Unusual sounds coming from your AC
Most air conditioners tend to get noisy and that’s normal, but when you start to hear wailing, squealing, or screeching sounds, then something is wrong. The most likely culprit is a dislodged fan belt that causes ineffective cooling and wasted power on top of the irritating noise.
The fan belt itself is easy enough to fix, but it could be a sign of a severe problem. You see, the belt isn’t easily dislodged; if it has slipped, it could be because the bearings are worn out. If this is the case and you continue to use your AC, other parts could get damaged, resulting in bigger and more expensive repairs or even complete AC replacement. The damage could even trigger a fire. If you hear unusual sounds and smell smoke at the same time, turn the unit off right away.
Not enough cooling
Another sign that your AC isn’t in tip-top condition is when it runs but fails to cool the room enough. There are many possible reasons for this, but most of the time, it’s because the refrigerant is leaking. Once our technician fixes or replaces the refrigerant, your unit should be just fine.
Now, the size of the air conditioner in relation to the space it must cool is also a factor. If it doesn’t turn off automatically, it’s probably because it isn’t large enough to cool the room. On the other hand, if it turns on and off intermittently, the AC could be too large for the room and is trying to prevent overcooling or undercooling.
A mismatched AC unit and room size leads to a lot of energy waste and missed savings on utility bills. Hence, when buying an AC, make sure that you choose the right size. Your provider should be able to advise you on what AC size to get for the most energy-efficient outcome.
Your AC doesn’t turn on
If your AC has completely stopped working, it could be because of a faulty thermostat—it doesn’t turn on because the thermostat thinks the room is already cool enough. Another potential cause is corroded wires or damaged connections that are hampering the electric supply to your cooling unit. In this case, our technicians will run diagnostic tests to quickly find the source of the problem.
Feel free to call or message us for all your air conditioning needs. Fast Affordable Air is Las Vegas’s trusted cooling provider and you can count on us to be there when you need us, be it for new AC installation or expert repair of your existing air conditioning unit.