Keeping your air conditioner running is of vital importance when the temperatures are scorching in San Marcos, Texas. Unfortunately, your system might encounter problems that could ultimately lead to a breakdown if you don’t address them. Below are three signs your AC unit might be approaching an impending breakdown.

Your System is Making Loud Noises

While your system might make minor noises during operation, any loud noises should prompt a call to an HVAC service technician. Sounds such as banging and clanking can be signs that parts are loose or a motor is failing. Squealing and screeching noises can mean that belts have broken or need lubrication. The faster you service them, the lower your risk of further damage. As a result, you’ll help to avoid costly repairs.

Your Home Doesn’t Feel Cool

If your AC unit isn’t cooling your house, there are likely damaged components in the system. If changing the filter and setting the thermostat correctly doesn’t fix the problem, you should schedule a closer inspection right away. Otherwise, you risk an irreparable breakdown.

Your Home’s Airflow is Poor

Another sign that your AC unit is on its last legs is poor airflow. Even if the air coming out of the vents is cool, if you have reduced airflow, it won’t cool your home effectively. Simple problems, such as a dirty air filter or furniture blocking your vents, can cause poor airflow. If you have ruled these problems out, though, take that as a red flag that the fan in your unit is beginning to falter.

If your system is 10 years or older and you’ve noticed any of the problems listed, it might be a sign that your AC unit is on the verge of a breakdown. To prevent the discomfort and expense of a breakdown, contact us at 512-842-5066 today. Woods Comfort Systems will help rectify your problem and get your system running optimally again.

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