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Heed These Signs Your AC Needs Repairs–Stat!

We’ve had some unusually warm weather already this summer and by now, your air conditioner has been put to the test. How happy were you with its performance? Did it get an A+ or is it barely passing?

When it comes to your home comfort, your AC doesn’t get an A for mere effort. If your AC isn’t keeping your home cool, it’s time to call us AC repair in Lacey, WA Let’s review 5 common air conditioner issues and what could be causing them.

1. The Coils Are Frozen

Seeing frost or an icy buildup on the AC’s evaporator coils usually coincides with noticing that your AC isn’t getting your home to the desired temperature. The evaporator coils are essential to its performance and when the coils are iced over, it can’t work as it should.

Frozen evaporator coils can be caused by insufficient airflow as a result of a clogged and dirty air filter, having too many vents closed off, or low refrigerant levels due to a leak. Change the air filter and open all the vents to see if that fixes things. If not, it could be a refrigerant leak which requires calling us for repairs.

2. It’s Short Cycling

This happens when your AC is unable to complete a cooling cycle. It’s noticeable by the fact that it seems like your AC is always turning itself on but your home isn’t cooling down. Short cycling is tremendously hard on your system because it’s overworking, trying to achieve the set temperature. It’ll also never be able to reach anything close to your desired temperature so give us a call for repair.

3. Unusual Noises

Other than the sound of it turning off and on the flow of air from the vents, your AC should otherwise be fairly silent. Any loud and unusual noises should be attended to promptly. These can include banging, hissing, grating, bubbling, and gurgling. The problem could be something as simple as a loose part to a more serious issue such as a refrigerant leak.

4. Higher Humidity 

Does your home feel much more humid lately? Air conditioners work by removing heat from the air in your home. As a result, your home naturally feels less humid. If you notice your home feels more humid than it usually does, there could be something impeding your AC’s functionality. Don’t attempt to turn the AC down lower to fix it as that won’t take care of the problem.

5. Lukewarm Air from Vents

You can check this by holding your hand up to one of the vents in your home. The air that comes from the vents should feel cold, not lukewarm or slightly cool. If the airflow doesn’t feel cold, you’re probably also noticing that it’s taking forever to cool your home down, or the thermostat temp isn’t budging. Call us for quick AC repairs that’ll restore your home comfort levels.

Count on the team with the most experience. Contact the team at Sunset Air for AC repair today.

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