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How to Know If Your AC Condenser Is Running Into Trouble


Your air conditioner has a lot of working parts, and chief among them is the condenser. If you’re not sure what it does, let us explain it to you. Your condenser removes heat from your home by working with other components in your air conditioner.

As you can imagine, when your AC condenser in Fenton gives out, it’s a pretty big deal. Let’s help you identify the warning signs before that happens in the first place.

Trouble With Poor Airflow Troubles

Your air conditioner is a forced air system, so there are a lot of things that could affect your airflow. It’s hard to nail down the exact reason behind airflow issues without a professional taking a look at your air conditioner.

However, any problems with AC’s airflow should be a cause for concern. Contact a technician before you continue using your air conditioner just to be on the safe side and let them take a look.

Your AC basically ends up working harder than necessary just to get the job done. If it’s struggling to do its job, it puts additional strain on the entire system. That’s the last thing you want.

You Hear Strange Noises

You know what it sounds like when your air conditioner comes to life. In fact, that noise tends to blend into the background and you stop noticing it because it’s part of the normal sounds of summer.

If you begin to notice your air conditioner getting louder or hear odd sounds, that’s one sign that it could be the condenser. This is another symptom that could be indicative of another problem as well; either way, you need a technician to check it out for you.

Warm Air Coming From Your Vents

You didn’t turn the heater on, so why is warm air coming out of the vents instead? If there’s a refrigerant leak, your condenser can’t do its job properly. That leak means it’s not cooling the air the way it’s supposed to.

Warm air flowing from your vents can be a precursor to the AC freezing up entirely. When that happens, the AC still tries to run (because the thermostat doesn’t know any better), and puts massive strain on your HVAC system.

Water Leaks

Thankfully, this one has some DIY potential. If you notice water leaks around your AC cabinet, then it could be because the condensate line is clogged. This is where condensation flows out of your AC through a tube and pours outside, away from your cabinet. If this line is clogged, water backs up and leaks from other areas.

Don’t Delay on Condenser Repairs

Condenser repairs shouldn’t wait until it’s too late. When your condenser fails or begins to face trouble, it can affect the way that your entire AC operates. The more you delay condenser repairs, the bigger the problem is going to get. Take the proactive step today by calling for repairs.

Contact First Choice Heating & Cooling today to schedule repairs for your AC condenser before it runs into bigger problems. If your home had a voice … it would call First Choice!

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