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Signs that AC Repair is Needed

You trust your air conditioner to keep you comfy on the warm Greater Richmond summer days. When the time comes for an AC repair, your air conditioner will give you a number of signs to let you know you need to reach out to Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to keep your summer days cool.

One of the most obvious signs you are in need of an AC repair is the absence of cooled air and/or poor airflow. If your space isn’t staying cool, give us a shout. Unfortunately, when your air conditioner doesn’t keep up with your cooling needs, it’s usually a more serious problem. Your AC unit may have condenser concerns or it may be running low on Freon. Low airflow could also be a symptom of a ductwork issue. Whatever the difficulty is, you can be sure our experts will be there to guide you to your best options, whether it’s an AC repair or investment in a new air conditioner.

Leaks from your air conditioner are almost always a sign that an AC repair is in order. If you notice a leak from your AC, call for a repair immediately. If you have a refrigerant leak, it could produce health problems for your family. If it’s a leak due to condensation, the health risk is lower, but you will still want to take care of it before it turns into a greater problem like mold growth.

It’s a rule of thumb that if any part of your HVAC system starts to make uncommon sounds, it’s likely a sign of trouble. When it comes to your AC, these types of troubling sounds include squealing or grinding. Essentially, your air conditioner should operate relatively quietly and you shouldn’t be able to hear more than the sound of your fan kick on or shut off. Sounds from your AC could mean the need for a solution as simple as needing lubricant in some of the moving parts to something more serious that could end with a breakdown. Your best move is to give us a call to help nip the problem in the bud.

If you smell any odor coming from your vents, it could point to some AC-related issues, too. You should always have a professional help you get to the root of any odors related to your HVAC system, as they could range from mold growth to tough electrical issues.

Sometimes it may appear your air conditioner is having problems, but it’s indeed your thermostat than wants attention. If your home temperature isn’t where you’re programming it to be, the experts at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will be able to tell if the problem is actually with your thermostat. It might just be a wiring problem or a blocked sensor, or it may be time to get a new thermostat.

When it comes to AC repair, arranging routine maintenance can save you a lot of trouble, and most likely some expense too. When you have Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling perform annual preventive AC maintenance, we’ll find potential problems and correct them before they become bigger, more costly problems. We’ll keep your AC system clean and operating smoothly. Of course, some AC repair appointments are unavoidable, but we’re just a phone call away at 804-302-6657. We will be there ASAP to take care of your problem and have your space back to cool and comfortable in no time. If it’s more convenient, you can even schedule your AC repair appointment with us online.

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