Oh boy. Just when you thought the summer couldn’t get hotter, the Santa Ana winds started whipping across LA, and your house’s AC went down for the count at just the wrong time. How will you sleep comfortably now?
As one of the most experienced HVAC companies in Simi Valley and Los Angeles County, we know how much of a pain a malfunctioning or broken AC system can be. Luckily, the systems we install at Integrity Comfort Systems should give you plenty of warning signs before completely breaking down. Don’t defer maintenance on your AC unit and get stuck with costly problems or a dead AC in the thick of summer. Call Integrity Comfort Systems in Simi Valley, and get your HVAC fixed up good as new, no matter where you are in Los Angeles County. Here are a couple signs to watch for that your AC needs servicing.
No Cool Air
Not to start with the obvious, but if you’re not feeling cool to cold air coming from your AC, that’s a good sign something’s wrong within the system. In some cases, the air flowing from your system may not be cool at all, but room temperature or even warm. Regardless if you’re feeling warm air or no air, call Integrity Comfort Systems right away, as this problem is likely caused by the system’s compressor failing, or refrigerant levels being too low within the system.
Like most utilities in your home, you do not want to find moisture in unexpected places around your AC or air vents, as it can signal a number of different issues with your system. At worst, the moisture could be the result of a refrigerant leak, which can be extremely toxic to anyone living in your house. Alternatively, it could also be the result of a broken or blocked condensate line within the system. Either way, you’ll want to address any moisture issues you notice quickly to avoid mold growth.
An AC system is similar to our lungs in terms of function in that both need to be kept clear in order for air to flow properly through them. If your AC is headed for trouble, one of the first signs you’ll notice is weak air flow. Your AC is struggling to breathe cold air into your home’s air with the same strength. If this is the case, it’s a sure sign that either your unit’s compressor is failing or that your ductwork is clogged.
Unpleasant smells coming from your AC can be a nightmare to tackle. The first thing you’ll want to do is evaluate the smell: does it smell more musty, or more like a burnt odor? If it’s the former, you likely have mold or mildew growing within your system. If it’s the latter, it could be burned out wire insulation. You’ll want to deal with either as soon as possible.
Hearing your AC make weird noises, like a squealing or grinding sound, is unfortunately one of the worst signs for your AC, as it means there’s something wrong inside the unit itself. However, you won’t want to delay making a service call to address the noise, as the chance that you’ll need a complete replacement of your AC unit increases the longer you wait to address the matter.
No matter what’s up with your AC, call Integrity Comfort Systems in Simi Valley to take a look and get it fixed up quickly and efficiently. No matter where in LA or the valley you are, we’ll take care of your AC so you’re protected from the worst Santa Ana can blow your way.