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How Can I Tell if My Central AC Needs Repair?

How Can I Tell if My Central AC Needs Repair?

Can a Central Air Conditioner be Repaired?

Imagine this: You’re sitting inside your home on a hot summer day when you suddenly hear a strange noise — and just like that, your central air conditioner isn’t working. While this may come as a surprise to some, your central cooling system can break down when you least expect it.

While your home’s central comfort system may seem to be running perfectly fine, here are a few sights and sounds that indicate that it may need to be repaired by a professional.

Signs a Central AC Needs Repair

Making Strange Noises

When your unit is running, there’s a chance you’ll hear a small, faint humming sound when you inch closer to the compressor outside. However, if you hear an eclectic array of noises — such as screeching, banging, or clanking — it’s best to shut off your unit and call your trusted HVAC technician right away.

As it turns out, hearing startling noises produced by your central air conditioner can indicate that there is a loose part within the unit, or that there may be something getting in the way of the fan. Either way, catching the problem early on can lessen the chance of shortening your beloved central air conditioner's lifespan.

Not Cooling Your Home

In recent months, if you’ve found that your unit isn’t cooling down your home as efficiently as it once did, this can indicate that you have a problem on your hands. Typically, when this happens, it can either bring to the surface a lingering problem with your ductwork (i.e., there could be leaks) or an issue with your thermostat (it may need to be replaced or relocated).

Either way, these issues will not only keep your home warm and stuffy, but they can also make your air conditioner work twice as hard — increasing your energy bills and diminishing the health of your unit in the process.

Central Air Conditioner Repairs in Waterloo, IN

Let Gibson's Heating & Plumbing, Inc. take care of your central air conditioning needs! Give us a call at (800) 868-0232 to schedule your repair appointment and learn more about our HVAC services! And if you find yourself in the middle of an HVAC emergency, we can offer 24/7 assistance!

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