Signs Your AC Needs Help

May 31, 2022

It’s summertime here in Nevada, which means it’s time for longer days, pool parties, barbecues, and turning on the AC to survive the heat! During a scalding hot summer day, the last thing you want is for your AC to stop working. We’ve outlined some warning signs that your AC may need repairs, maintenance, or replacement, so you can get to the root of the problem before it’s too late.

Abnormal Noise:

AC units typically make noise that isn’t too loud. However, you should be concerned if you hear louder clanking and bumping sounds or squealing. These unusual noises could potentially mean there are loose parts, debris, or other objects that don’t belong in your AC. It’s essential to call a professional as soon as you notice something is off to prevent further damage and more expensive repairs.

Bad Odors:

Different smells from your AC can mean other things. If you smell something musty, it’s likely mold or mildew growing inside your unit. Burning smells can be the result of burnt out wires. Either way, if you smell something off, give a professional a call to come to give your AC system a look.


Leakage can mean a few different things. There might be refrigerant leaking, which can pose serious health issues. Whether it’s a refrigerant leak or something else, it’s essential to get it taken care of to prevent mold and mildew from developing.

Weak Air Flow:

Weak airflow typically means the compressor in your AC is going bad, and it can also mean there’s an issue with the ductwork. It’s crucial to solve this issue to prevent further damage and higher electrical bills.

Warm Air:

If you start to notice your AC is blowing hot or warm air rather than cool air, you may have a problem with your AC’s compressor. The AC could be out of refrigerant or low on Freon. A professional should be able to diagnose the issue with ease and get your AC blowing cool air again. If the warm air returns, it may be a sign you need a new AC installed.

Higher Electrical Bills:

Have you noticed your Electrical Bills skyrocketing? While it’s normal for electric bills to rise as you start using your AC more as it gets hotter, it shouldn’t rise by much. If you’ve noticed dramatic increases in your bills, your AC might be working extra hard to compensate for something not working correctly. This might mean your vents are dirty, or it could be something more serious like a broken part.

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