AC Repair In Barron, St. Croix, Cumberland, Rice Lake, WI, and Surrounding Areas
The Benefits of Air Conditioning Repair
When the hot weather hits, a well-running air conditioner isn’t just nice to have — it’s vital! Professional air conditioning repair from Dirk’s Heating & Cooling Inc. preserves the functionality of your AC unit, keeps costs down, and prevents your family from overheating. Did you know that air conditioning breakdowns most commonly occur when they’re first turned on after being inactive all winter? If you’ve started running your air conditioner and it’s acting a bit glitchy, here are some things to watch for if you’re considering AC repair in Barron, Wisconsin.
Signs Your AC Unit Needs Repair
Your air conditioner is blowing warm air. This may mean your system is low on coolant, or it might be a sign that the compressor isn’t functioning correctly. Sometimes it’s an indication of a break in your ductwork that’s letting in outside air.
Your AC unit has been making unusual noises. While it’s normal for your air conditioner to make some sound while it’s running, if it’s squealing, banging, bubbling, clicking repeatedly, or making high-pitched screeching, that isn’t a good sign.
Even though you’ve adjusted the thermostat, the air conditioner only runs for short periods and then shuts itself off. If it’s never done this before, the thermostat itself may be malfunctioning.
Your AC gives off unpleasant smells each time you run it. If it’s a musty or burning smell, this could be an indication of mold in your ducting or an electrical problem.
The AC unit is blowing cold air, but there’s barely any airflow. You should check your HVAC filter because dirty filters can restrict airflow. If changing it doesn’t handle the problem (or if it wasn’t dirty), there may be a problem with the ducting or with the compressor.
Leaking Water or Coolant
You’ve noticed that your indoor evaporator unit is leaking some type of fluid. If it’s leaking refrigerant, you’ll detect a smell like sweet alcohol or nail polish remover. Coolant is dangerous, so don’t handle it yourself. Call a professional right away to clean it up and repair the leak. If it’s water, there shouldn’t be any odor. A common cause of an indoor AC unit leaking water is a clogged condensate drain line.
High Energy Bills
Although your AC usage hasn’t changed from last year, you’ve noticed that this time your electric bill has been much higher. Energy inefficiency could be due to failing motorized parts, low coolant levels, an old system, or a blockage in your ductwork. After performing an inspection, an HVAC tech will be able to determine the cause.
Despite running your AC, which seems to be functioning normally, your home’s humidity level has spiked. Or worse, mold and mildew have appeared from out of nowhere.
Call the Experts in Residential AC Repair in Barron, Wisconsin
Our NATE certified technicians have been serving Northwest Wisconsin for over 20 years. Our thorough inspections and tune-ups will correct problems fast and keep your air conditioner running all summer long. We also offer a comprehensive maintenance plan. Not only does membership guarantee you priority service, but you’ll save money and receive a two-year warranty on all premium repairs. Dirk’s Heating & Cooling Inc. is also happy to provide emergency AC repairs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We always have a live representative standing by to answer the phone, and we’ll send someone right out! For expert AC repair in Barron, Wisconsin, call us at (855) 463-4757. Feel free to browse our reviews and read what our customers are saying. We also invite you to connect with us on Facebook!