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Indications That Your Air Conditioner is in Trouble

air-conditionerBefore too long, you’re going to be using your air conditioner on a regular basis to keep your home comfortable. Along with that added usage is going to come added strain on the system, which will make it more likely for problems of various kinds to develop with it. Hopefully, you have already scheduled preventive maintenance for your air conditioner to resolve any preexisting problems with the system. Even if you have, though, you still need to keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioner is malfunctioning in some way.

Leaking Fluid

It’s never a good sign when fluid is dripping from your air conditioner. If this is happening, it’s either a condensate or refrigerant leak. Condensate leaks can cause rust and other minor issues throughout the system, but refrigerant leaks can cause the entire air conditioner to break down. Make sure that you call a professional to examine your system if you notice it leaking.

Falling Output

If your air conditioner either isn’t blowing enough air, or the air it’s blowing isn’t cold enough, then you have a problem. It could be that your air filter is clogged, the air handler isn’t working, or there are leaks in the ductwork. Regardless, you’ll need to have a professional examine the system.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is where your air conditioner turns itself on and off every few minutes instead of completing a full cooling cycle. This decreases your air conditioner’s efficiency, and increases the odds of the system breaking down later on. It can also shorten the system’s lifespan by a number of years. Make sure you call for repairs if you hear it doing this.

Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing provides air conditioning repair services throughout Silver Spring, MD. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert air conditioner technicians.