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Signs your Air Conditioner isn’t Working Properly

As Texas homeowners, we rely on our cooling systems to help fight the summer heat and humidity. Unexpected breakdowns or issues are never fun, so it’s better to catch them early before the breakdown can occur and you are left to fight the heat on your own! Take some time to familiarize yourself with this list of common signs your air conditioner may need to be looked at, and call BVS Home Experts for any professional advice and service at the first signs of trouble before any issues to become worse!


Odd Smells

If there are any unexpected or unpleasant odors in your home and you suspect they’re coming from your HVAC system, you may want to call an HVAC Expert to come to sniff out the issue. For example, a musty smell may indicate that there is mold in your ductwork, requiring ductwork cleaning. Whereas a foul, pungent, or metallic odor can be a sign of an electrical issue and would need immediate attention.


Lack of Cool Air / Blowing Hot Air

If your home feels warmer than you think it should, first be sure to check your thermostat. Make sure it is switched to cooling mode and a low enough temperature to cool your home. If your vent is still blowing warm air or failing to sufficiently cool your home, there may be an issue with the compressor or refrigerant levels.


Strange Noises

When your AC is turning on, there is usually a low-level noise or rumbling. But squealing, grinding, grating, clicking or other unusual sounds coming from your HVAC system can signal issues ranging from a lack of lubrication, slipped belt, or broken motor bearings. This can cause significant damage to your system if left untreated, so schedule today if you have any concerns!


Poor Airflow

When your air conditioner isn’t regulating air properly, this can occur due to a multitude of reasons, such as clogged filters, debris in the ductwork, or a failing compressor. Instead of constantly trying to adjust your thermostat and fight the never-ending heat, be sure to call a professional today so the problem doesn’t persist and lead to worse issues in the future.


Excess Moisture

Leakage, high levels of humidity, or water damage around or near your system are all bad signs, especially when that liquid is refrigerant. Refrigerant leaks can cause serious health risks to you and your family and needs to be repaired right away. Pooling water can also signal a cracked drain tube and can lead to mold growth.



High Energy Costs

If you experience an unexpected spike in your electricity bill, this can be an indirect indication of an issue with your HVAC system. Almost any complication with your HVAC system will result in it working harder than usual to keep up with your cooling needs, resulting in you working harder than usual to keep up with the cost!


Get a $59 AC Tune-Up

Instead of waiting for costly replacements or repairs, here at BVS Home Experts, you can get a $59 AC Tune-Up* for first-time customers! If we haven’t been to your home in more than 3 years, take advantage of this one-time offer and keep your home cool while saving money!


By watching for the signs listed above, you can keep an eye out for your AC unit this summer and make sure all is running smoothly! Want tips on the most cost-effective way to keep your home cool this summer? Simply call today and we can help with the answers you need.


No matter what happens, we are here for you at BVS Home Experts. We have certified air conditioning and heating technicians standing by 24/7 (yes, 24-hour AC service) to ensure you get the HVAC maintenance you need. You don’t need to worry anymore because we’ll get everything taken care of to get your home back to normal. Contact BVS Home Experts today to restore your comfort.


*Must be presented at the time of service. Can’t be combined with any other offers. Coupon only valid: M-F (7AM – 5PM)

Author Bio:

Ronald Via

Ronald is one of the key contributors to BVS Home Experts, a family-owned and operated full-service air conditioning and heating company serving the Katy and West Houston areas. With a deep understanding of air conditioning and heating concerns, Ronald brings a wealth of knowledge to our readers.


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