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Signs your Air Conditioner is Breaking Down


Air conditioners can often fail at the most inopportune time, for example during a heat wave. Talk about a total disappointment! The good news is that there are ways to avoid that happening.

Here’s what you need to know:

Your air conditioner is making strange noises

When you start to hear a loud buzzing or humming noise coming from your unit, it’s a sure sign that something is wrong with it. Air conditioners should be felt and not heard.

Water is leaking from the indoor unit

There could be a number of reasons why this is happening, such as a clogged condensate drain line, a damaged drain pan, a broken condensate pump, a dirty air filter, or low refrigerant. Unless you have the training, these issues are not ones you can take care of on your own. When you purchase an air conditioner with CLARITY by ClimateCare, your regularly scheduled maintenance is included in the cost of your unit.

A dirty air filter

This could mean that you need to have your filter changed. Air conditioners need to have their filters changed on a regular basis in order to run at its best. When there are no air particles trapping the filter, cool air is more likely to flow freely through the vents.

The thermostat screen is blank

If your thermostat is battery operated, then it may be time to change the batteries. If it’s not battery operated, then there may be an issue with the circuit breakers. If you’re still not sure whether your air conditioning unit is running the way it should, then there are a few things you can do.

The first thing you can do is check the thermostat to see whether it’s set to air conditioning mode. This is a clear indication that your air conditioner will turn on. You can also feel the vents within your home to make sure that cool air is coming out of them.

Last but certainly not least, you can call any one of ClimateCare’s licensed technicians to assess the performance of your air conditioner and make any necessary repairs. We’re always happy to help!