Skip navigation


Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

5 Common AC Repairs to Address Today

Air conditioners can run into many different types of problems. If you’ve gotten to this blog post, you’ve probably been in a frenzy of online searches trying to pinpoint which AC problem is affecting you specifically. The truth is that it’s not as simple as looking up your AC symptoms online and making the fix yourself.

Firstly, you’re going to need professional repairs. Amateur or DIY repairs are the easiest way to void your system warranty, cause even more problems, and cost the most money down the line. It’s time to nip this problem in the bud by calling a team of trusted professionals that can get the job done.

Let’s talk about 5 different AC repairs in Highland Park, IL, and the symptoms behind each one. If anything sounds familiar, be sure to call our team so we can help you as soon as possible. We always get the job done.

#1: A Refrigerant Leak

If your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant, there can be a number of symptoms to clue you in. From a hissing or bubbling noise, to lowered system efficiency, to even lukewarm temperatures coming from the air vents in your home, refrigerant leaks make it harder for your system to work.

If you notice any of those listed symptoms, or you suspect there’s something troubling your air conditioner, then call our team. It could be from a refrigerant leak.

#2: Clogged Air Filter

Contrary to popular belief, your air conditioner’s air filter is not designed to improve the air quality of your home. While it might do that as an added bonus, it’s actually meant to protect the sensitive interior components of your AC from encountering contaminants like dust and debris. The more clogged your air filter gets, the more likely you are to run into problems like poor efficiency and an overheating air conditioner.

#3: Foul Odor

Did you know that your air conditioner can actually be the culprit of what we call a “dirty sock smell?” If you’re getting some foul odor that smells like mold or mildew coming from your air vents while the air conditioner is running, there could be two problems occurring.

For starters, you could have mold growing in your air ducts. And you could also have mold growing in the condensate drain of your air conditioner. Either problem needs to be fixed by a professional before you get sick or uncomfortable.

#4: Strange Noise

Noises can be a great way to detect when your air conditioner is suffering from a problem. Your AC should only make two noticeable noises, the first is a single click when the system turns on or shuts off. The second is the gentle whirring of the unit running while it sends cool air through the air vents of your home. If you detect any other noise coming from your system, then we urge you to call us!

#5: Short Cycling

Short cycling is an industry term we use to describe a system that’s running in short, frequent cycles. This is bad because it’s energy-intensive and it also causes a lot of wear and tear on specific components of the system. If you’re noticing these frequent cycles, there’s probably a problem under the hood and it needs to be addressed.

Do any of these issues sound familiar? Then call Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for proper AC services.

Comments are closed.