One of the many joys that comes with owning your own home, is the inevitable repairs. We all stress about them, because they always seem to come up at the most inopportune times. Your air conditioning unit going out can be the most stressful and inconvenient, especially if you live in a hotter climate with the summer months quickly approaching. Well, some of us aren’t savvy when it comes to the world of repairs and don’t know exactly what to look for to tell if something is going wrong with the air conditioner. Here are some signs for you to keep a look out for, which will help you decide if you need to call your man ASAP.

The coolness of the air is the biggest thing to look out for. I know this might seem like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t realize the coolness isn’t where it should be. If you do happen to notice that the AC doesn’t seem to be blowing as cool as it should, don’t worry yet. Grab a thermometer and place it in one of you vents; let it sit there for a while with the unit running. When enough time has passed, if the thermometer doesn’t read the same temperature that you have it set for, you’ve got your answer.

The next sign coincides with the previous, which is airflow. They sound similar, but they are completely different. Low air flow could potentially mean the air conditioner’s compressor might just be failing on you. However, if you are noticing cool air in one part of your home, but not in the others, this could mean there is something going on in your air ducts. Over time, the ducts can start to get build up inside of them; this could cause problems directing air into particular areas of the house and puts pressure on the AC unit causing it to work harder. Now if it does apply pressure, it could also present a health risk to you and your family. So, if you are having problems with this, please get the ducts checked and cleaned as quickly as possible.

One item to be sure to keep an eye out for, is moisture in any areas where there should be none. There are usually two causes for this, the first being a refrigerant leak. This needs to be taken care of quickly, because the liquid could be harmful to people inside the home. The other main cause could be the drainage tube is broken or blocked. This isn’t a drastic problem, but should be dealt with to avoid problems such as the growing of mold, which commonly occurs.

The last thing to look for is strange sounds or smells. This is one of the most obvious signs that your air conditioner is on it’s last leg and needs immediate attention. If you happen to notice any of these signs, or just simply feel the unit is not performing at the level it should; call your air conditioner repair company to schedule a time for them to come inspect the unit. If your troubles are of the more severe cases of these signs, please turn of the AC unit and keep it off until you get the go ahead from the company you have looking at it. I hope this helps you monitor your Sarasota home AC and good luck in the future with all your home repair needs.