What’s Wrong With Your AC System?

What’s Wrong With Your AC System?


Whether it’s an unusual sound, a bad smell, or just plain old intuition, there are times when you know that something is wrong with your air conditioner. But even when you know something is wrong, you don’t always know exactly what’s going on.

The good news is, you can give our call team a call anytime for air conditioning repair in New Albany, OH, and we can help you figure it out. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn about some common AC problems that we see, along with their warning signs. When you pay attention to your air conditioner and identify problems early, you can get them fixed before they spread and become worse, potentially even causing a complete system breakdown.

Hearing Unusual Sounds

It’s completely normal to hear some sounds from your air conditioner. However, these sounds should never be loud or surprising. If you ever hear a sound from your air conditioner that you haven’t heard before or something that makes you startle, that’s a big indicator of AC problems. It could be anything from a persistent rattling that means your ductwork is loose, to a grinding sound that can indicate you have a motor problem.

Don’t ever second guess when you hear an alarming sound. It’s easy to hope that a problem will go away, but that’s not usually the case. Instead, it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry and get your AC checked out as a precaution. You can give our team an idea of what type of sound you heard and where it originated from. For example, if it’s from your indoor unit or your outdoor unit, then we can troubleshoot from there.

Bad Odors

The air coming from your AC should never smell bad. If the air coming out of your vents smells musty, that can indicate that there is mold growth somewhere in the system. If you think it smells like something is burning, you may have an electrical issue. Both of these problems, pose risks for your family’s health and safety and need to be addressed immediately.


There’s also a chance that your air conditioner is providing cool air, but it’s not consistent across all of the rooms in your home. Many homeowners have a misconception that it’s normal to have hot and cold spots around your home. But your air conditioner should cool your home down evenly so that each room has a uniform temperature.

If you have one or two rooms that are significantly warmer or cooler than other rooms of your home, it’s a red flag that something is wrong with your air conditioner. Actually, it’s a better indication that something is wrong with the ductwork connected to your air conditioner, but either way, you definitely want to get the problem checked out. No matter how comfortable your home still feels, you want to address this problem before it becomes uncomfortable.

The service guys in the purple trucks are ready to help! Reach out today to schedule your appointment for AC service today!