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3 Reasons to Schedule Air Conditioning Repairs

In places where the weather remains warm for most of the year, a properly functioning air conditioner is not just a luxury but a necessity. When the scorching summer heat hits, having an AC on the fritz or completely non-functional can make life unbearable. 

To avoid this uncomfortable scenario, here are some signs that your air conditioner needs professional attention. Below are three key indicators that it’s time to schedule air conditioning repairs with Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

Is Your Air Conditioner Getting Louder and Louder?

Air conditioners are not completely silent, but after using your system for a while, you become familiar with its normal operating sounds. If you start hearing new or unusual noises, that’s a sign something is wrong.

Common Strange Sounds and Their Causes

Banging Sounds

If you hear banging sounds from your air conditioner, it could be a loose or broken component inside the unit. Components such as a piston pin, connecting rod, or crankshaft could be the culprits. 

These parts are essential for the smooth operation of your air conditioner, and if they are damaged or misaligned, it can lead to serious mechanical issues. Addressing this problem promptly can prevent further damage to the system and avoid more costly air conditioning repairs.

Grinding Noises

Grinding noises typically indicate that the motor bearings in your air conditioner are failing. These bearings are crucial for reducing friction and ensuring the motor runs smoothly. When they wear out, the increased friction can cause grinding sounds. 

Ignoring this issue can lead to the motor overheating and eventually failing, necessitating an expensive replacement. Regular maintenance and timely lubrication of the motor bearings can help prevent this problem.

Screeching Sounds

A screeching sound from your air conditioner might be caused by a lack of lubrication on moving parts or a loose belt. Both issues can escalate quickly if not addressed. A loose belt can slip or break, causing the system to shut down, while insufficient lubrication can lead to increased wear and tear on components like the fan motor. Ensuring all parts are well-lubricated and checking the condition of belts during regular maintenance can help avoid these noisy and potentially damaging issues.

Nonstop Clicking Noises

While some clicking noises are normal during your air conditioner’s start-up and shut-down phases, nonstop clicking is usually a sign of an electrical issue. It could be related to a failing thermostat, a malfunctioning control panel, or loose wiring. 

Continuous clicking can indicate that the electrical components struggle to communicate properly, leading to system inefficiencies or electrical hazards. A professional inspection is necessary to diagnose and fix the root cause of the problem.

Ignoring these sounds can lead to more severe damage and higher repair costs. If your system is making unusual noises, it’s time to call the professionals at Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

Is Your Air Conditioner Starting and Stopping Frequently?

Frequent starting and stopping, known as short cycling, is a serious issue that can significantly reduce the lifespan of your air conditioning system.

Problems Associated with Short Cycling

Increased Wear and Tear

Short cycling, where your air conditioner frequently starts and stops, places excessive strain on the compressor. The compressor is one of the most critical and expensive components of your AC system. Constantly turning on and off accelerates wear and tear, reducing its lifespan and increasing the likelihood of a breakdown. This issue compromises the efficiency of your cooling system and results in higher maintenance and replacement costs over time.

Higher Energy Bills

When your air conditioner short cycles, it uses more energy to start up repeatedly, which can lead to a noticeable increase in your energy bills. Each time the system powers up, it draws significant electricity. 

By running in short bursts rather than longer, more efficient cycles, your AC unit consumes more power, leading to higher utility costs. Addressing the underlying cause of short cycling can help you save money on energy bills and improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Reduced Comfort

Short cycling prevents your air conditioner from completing a full cooling cycle, which can result in uneven temperatures throughout your home. You might find that some rooms are too cold while others remain warm, leading to discomfort. 

This inconsistent performance can make maintaining a comfortable indoor environment difficult, especially during the hottest days of summer. Fixing the short cycling issue will help ensure your AC system cools your home evenly and effectively.

Various issues, including a malfunctioning thermostat, refrigerant leaks, or an oversized air conditioning unit, can cause short cycling. It’s important to address these problems promptly to avoid costly air conditioning repairs and maintain comfort in your home.

Is Your Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

One of the most obvious signs of a malfunctioning air conditioner is when it starts blowing warm air instead of cool air.

Potential Causes of Warm Air

Low Refrigerant Levels

Leaks in the refrigerant lines often cause low refrigerant levels. Refrigerant is essential for the cooling process, as it absorbs heat from the air inside your home and releases it outside. When there’s not enough refrigerant, your air conditioner cannot cool the air effectively, blowing warm air from your vents. A professional technician can locate and repair leaks and then recharge the refrigerant to restore your system’s cooling capacity.

Thermostat Issues

Incorrect thermostat settings or a faulty thermostat can cause your air conditioner to blow warm air. If the thermostat is not set to the correct mode or temperature, it can send the wrong signals to the AC unit. Additionally, a malfunctioning thermostat might inaccurately read the indoor temperature, causing the system to operate inefficiently. Ensuring your thermostat is properly set and in good working condition is crucial for maintaining a comfortable indoor climate.

Tripped Circuit Breaker

A tripped circuit breaker can disrupt the power supply to your air conditioner’s outdoor unit, causing it to stop cooling while the indoor unit continues to run. This results in warm air being circulated throughout your home. Check your electrical panel to see if any breakers have tripped, and reset them if necessary. If the breaker continues to trip, an underlying electrical issue may require professional attention.

Dirty Air Filters

Clogged air filters can severely restrict airflow, causing your air conditioner to overheat and blow warm air. Air filters trap dust, dirt, and other particles, preventing them from entering the system. With the passage of time, they can become clogged, reducing the flow of air and making the AC work more strenuously. Regularly changing or cleaning your air filters can help maintain optimal airflow and prevent the system from overheating, ensuring cool air is properly distributed throughout your home.

Before scheduling a repair, check for simple fixes such as thermostat settings or a tripped breaker. If these aren’t the issues, contacting Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing is best for a thorough inspection and repair.

Benefits of Timely Air Conditioning Repairs

Preventing Larger Problems

Addressing minor issues promptly can prevent them from escalating into major problems that require extensive and expensive repairs. Regular maintenance and early intervention can also help prevent the inconvenience of a complete system breakdown.

Enhancing System Efficiency

Timely repairs ensure that your air conditioning system operates at peak efficiency. It improves comfort, reduces energy consumption, and lowers utility bills. In hot and humid climates, efficient air conditioning is crucial for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment.

Extending System Lifespan

Regular maintenance and prompt air conditioning repairs can significantly extend the lifespan of your air conditioner. By addressing issues early, you reduce the overall wear and tear on the system, ensuring it serves you well for many years.

Professional Diagnosis and Repair

Working with experienced Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing technicians ensures that your air conditioning issues are accurately diagnosed and effectively resolved. Their expertise in handling various AC problems guarantees that your system will be back up and running smoothly in no time.

Schedule AC Repairs Today!

Living in warm climates requires a reliable and efficient air conditioning system. By recognizing the signs of trouble and scheduling timely repairs, you can ensure that your AC remains in good working condition throughout the hottest months. 

Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing can handle all your air conditioning repair needs. Don’t let small issues become major problems—call Goettl today to keep your home cool and comfortable.

Testimonials

What Our Customers Say About Us

Gonzalo CastilloGonzalo Castillo
17:20 13 Jul 24
Peter is very experienced and professional. He knows a lot and explains everything in detail.
John McCarreyJohn McCarrey
13:56 13 Jul 24
Excellent service!
Gary StapletonGary Stapleton
02:37 13 Jul 24
I called Goettl to get a second opinion on a/c repair options or replacement. Peter Medelez conducted a very thorough system check and confirmed all the same issues previously identified but found an additional issue; tipping the scale to full replacement. We appreciated his professionalism and knowledge: answering all our questions and explaining the issues and options. We ultimately chose Goettl for the replacement option due to their price and professionalism.
James KroppJames Kropp
17:19 09 Jul 24
It was great
Robert WilliamsRobert Williams
17:06 09 Jul 24
Peter was great! Explained every detail I needed and answered all my questions!
Gustavo EscobarGustavo Escobar
16:57 09 Jul 24
Jesus Gloria provided exceptional service as the Goettl Technician this past weekend. He demonstrated great attention to detail in addressing the issues with our air conditioning unit and resolved them quickly, within 30 minutes. Jesus has a strong dedication to his profession and the company he represents, as evidenced by his professional demeanor and the quality of his work. His customer service skills are top-notch, earning a 5-star rating from us. We were so impressed by his service that we have decided to become members of the Goettl service.
Jesse Vann, JrJesse Vann, Jr
15:19 09 Jul 24
Jehad and Cameron provided great recommendation and customer service for my AC replacement.
Reda MoxleyReda Moxley
15:08 09 Jul 24
markdruthmarkdruth
17:04 01 Jul 24
Got exactly what we needed with the service and had great customer service from Tyler for our plumbing and with Jehad for our AC work. They were awesome! Thanks!
Donna OwensDonna Owens
15:51 01 Jul 24
Rudy came out and was very professional and addressed our plumbing needs in a timely manner, highly recommended.
Neuro NerdNeuro Nerd
15:06 01 Jul 24
William and Cameron were knowledgeable, friendly, professional, respectful and put on plastic booties over their shoes when they came into the house. Our pets were comfortable with them and that says a lot. We will definitely ask for them again in the future if our AC has any issues.
Karen PardoKaren Pardo
14:55 01 Jul 24
Jehad did an amazing job after checking the entire unit he came down and thoroughly explained everything that needed to get done/replace.
Kelly MoserKelly Moser
17:01 27 Jun 24
Matthew was on time respectful and very curious. He explained everything I needed to know and I felt no pressure to buy additional things. Thank you Matt .
Dusengimana ErnestDusengimana Ernest
15:49 27 Jun 24
Jesus gloria did great. Wonderful
Nick LoprzNick Loprz
14:39 27 Jun 24
Charles JeterCharles Jeter
22:12 26 Jun 24
Kimberly FordKimberly Ford
21:34 26 Jun 24
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!! Jesus Gloria provided AC maintenance today providing with photos and video of his findings and a thorough explanation of any issues found. Richard Wenzlaff and Junior also came out today for the plumbing maintenance and also provided EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I have very clean water. They checked out my water heaters, water softener, osmosis, etc…no issues were noted! Three AWESOME, hard-working, thorough gentleman! Professional and courteous! Thanks guys! Appreciate your hard work and honesty!
Music by JuanMusic by Juan
17:47 19 Jun 24
Supreme service.
Erica RussellErica Russell
17:16 19 Jun 24
Awesome experience. Jesus Gloria was very friendly and informative and solved the problem quickly.
AudreyAudrey
16:06 19 Jun 24
Josh was amazing! He was personable, polite, professional, and he walked me through everything he was doing and looking at. If I could give him ten stars I would!
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