Your air conditioner plays a key role in keeping your home cool during the summer. Not only do air conditioners keep you comfortable, they also clean the air in your home and help to prevent allergies and respiratory illnesses. If you suspect there’s an issue with your air conditioner, don’t wait until it’s too late to fix it. Here are a few signs that your air conditioner needs repairs so you can prevent a major meltdown.

Poor Air Flow

If the air flow of your unit is weaker or less steady than usual, it’s an indication that something is wrong with your air conditioner. The problem may be related to the air vents or the ducts of the unit. Dirt and debris can build up in your ducts over time, blocking air passages and causing poor air circulation. Dirty ducts can also recirculate unclean air into your home, which is a health and safety hazard for you and your family. Have your air ducts and vents professionally cleaned to ensure clean, steady airflow.

Moisture and Leakage

Air conditioners lower the moisture content in the air so a little bit of condensation on the surface of your unit is normal. However, significant leaks or large around the base of your unit are signs of serious problems. A leak could indicate a blocked drain tube, the device that disposes of the excess moisture collected by your air conditioner. Leaks and large puddles can also be signs of a refrigerant problem. These issues could lead to mold infestations and structural damage if left untreated. If you notice any excess water or drainage issues with your air conditioner, contact a professional technician immediately to have the unit repaired.

A broken air conditioner is not only a nuisance—it can also cause serious health and safety issues from you and your family. Luckily, air conditioner damage is fairly easy to detect. If you suspect any issues with your air conditioner, contact us at JPS Furnace and Air Conditioning for friendly and experienced service!

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