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4 Signs You Need AC Repair

You probably know that your air conditioner will need to be repaired at some point in its lifespan. The question is when? The good news is, your air conditioner will usually show some signs of problems before it breaks down completely or has too much of an impact on functionality.

You just have to know what to watch and listen for. You can keep reading to learn more about 4 signs of AC problems to watch for. Then give our team a call to schedule AC repair in York, PA. We’re the experts in the area and we’re ready to help you with all your AC needs.

Unusual Sounds 

One of the easiest ways to tell that something is wrong with your air conditioner is by listening to it. This is important for a couple of reasons. The first is that by listening to your air conditioner, you know what sounds are completely normal as a part of everyday operation.

The sounds should not be loud or alarming and usually include a gentle hum while the motor is running or the whir of fan blades, and even sometimes a gentle rattling when temperatures change and your ductwork expands or contracts with these temperature changes.

Anything that is loud, alarming, or unusual warrants a call to our team for service. You also want to pay attention to the sounds that are completely normal to hear from your air conditioner. If humming or rattling gets too loud or persistent, that can be a problem too.

Bad Odors

The air coming out of the vents connected to your air conditioner should always be smell free. If you notice any type of odor, something may be wrong inside your air conditioner. Examples of bad odors include a burning smell or a smell that is musty.

It’s possible that a component inside of your air conditioner is overheating or burning up. A musty odor can indicate that you have mold and mildew somewhere inside of your system that is blowing out through the air vents. Both of these problems are worth scheduling a service appointment for.

Energy Costs

You should also pay attention to your energy costs. If you have a sudden spike in your energy bills, or if your energy bills are going up consistently month after month without ceasing, your air conditioner could be to blame. As the largest appliance in your home, it uses a lot of energy to cool your home.

Even if you don’t notice any obvious signs of something wrong with your air conditioner, you may have a silent issue festering inside. It is always better to be safe and get your air conditioner checked out than to ignore a potential problem.


You also want to give us a call if you notice any changes in your air conditioner’s output. If airflow becomes weak or you notice that the air blowing from vents is lukewarm instead of cold, something is wrong inside your air conditioner. Your home may still feel perfectly comfortable, but that doesn’t mean the problem won’t lead to a breakdown in the near future.

Contact Regal Plumbing, Heating and A/C to schedule an appointment for air conditioning and other home services. Committed to Service, Committed to You, Since 1974.

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