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Signs that AC Repair is Needed

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you comfortable on the warm the Bay Area summer days. When you are ready for an AC repair, your air conditioner will give you a number of signs to let you know you need to contact Contra Costa Heating & AC 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 home 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 issues or it may be running low on Freon. Low airflow could also be a symptom of a ductwork issue. Whatever the challenge 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 often a sign that an AC repair is required. If you notice a leak from your AC, call for a repair immediately. If you have a refrigerant leak, it could cause health problems for your family. If it’s a leak due to condensation, the health risk decreases, but you will still want to take care of it before it turns into a bigger problem like mold growth.

It’s a rule of thumb that if any part of your HVAC system starts to make unusual 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 signify the need for a fix as simple as needing lubricant in some of the moving parts to something more serious that could lead to a breakdown. Your best move is to give us a call to help determine the best steps.

If you observe any odor coming from your vents, it could point to some AC-related problems, too. You should always have an expert 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 actually your thermostat than requires attention. If your home temperature isn’t where you’re programming it to be, the team at Contra Costa Heating & AC will be able to tell if the problem is actually with your thermostat. It could just be a wiring problem or a blocked sensor, or it may be time to upgrade your thermostat.

When it comes to AC repair, finding the time for routine maintenance can save you a lot of trouble, and most likely some cash too. When you have Contra Costa Heating & AC conduct annual preventive AC maintenance, we’ll determine potential problems and correct them before they become bigger, more costly problems. We’ll keep your AC system clean and running smoothly. Of course, some AC repair appointments are unescapable, but we’re just a phone call away at 510-343-9841. We will be there ASAP to take care of your problem and have your home back to cool and comfortable in no time. If it’s more convenient, you can even book your AC repair appointment with us online.

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