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How to Tell if Your AC is in Need of Emergency Repair

October 13, 2017

Your air conditioner is key to keeping you comfortable during the warmer Portland days. If your system breaks down, it can really impact your comfort! So, how do you recognize when you could need an AC repair? Sometimes your air conditioner will show symptoms that it needs attention before it breaks down completely. Be on the lookout for any of the following symptoms and give Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call if you suspect your AC is on the fritz.

If you observe a lack of cooled air or decreased airflow, this is a definite sign that something is wrong. Give the team at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call if your house doesn’t seem to cool down or if it won’t keep cool. When your air conditioner can’t keep up with your cool-air needs any longer, there’s probably a problem. Whether it’s running low on Freon, having issues with its condenser, or there’s an issue with your ductwork, we can help.

Overall, if your air conditioner becomes noisy, there’s probably a problem that needs AC repair. If you hear squealing or grinding sounds, call us. You shouldn’t hear loud sounds from a properly working AC outside of the sound of your fan turning on or shutting off. AC problems that create abnormal sounds signify a potential breakdown.

If you see a leak from your AC, schedule an AC repair right away. A condensation leak poses less of a health risk, but you should get it repaired before you have a bigger problem, like mold growth.

Bad or unfamiliar odors coming from your registers are a sign that your system needs to be checked out.

If you suspect you’re in need of an AC repair from any of these indicators, give Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call at 503-213-4433 and we can help. If your AC is working as it should, but it’s overdue for a routine maintenance visit, we suggest you call to set one up. It could save you from expensive, larger repairs down the line. We look forward to helping you.