AC issues often arise mostly during the summer when we use our AC the most. A faulty or outdated AC system is often pushed beyond its capabilities on very calm days. 

A well-functioning air conditioner is significant to your family’s health and can be easily managed with regular service. Identifying small problems before they become big can help you avoid costly AC repair services.

Signs Showing Your AC Needs Repair

Here are a few things that suggest you need to schedule an AC installation in Gladstone. Some of them are: 


  • Air Conditioning System Is Blowing Warm Air: If you notice that your system is emitting warm air, you should first turn it off and have it serviced. It could be due to a compressor issue or an incorrect thermostat setting. 

  • Restricted Airflow: Hot spots may occur in certain portions of the room. It may be due to airflow restriction caused by a dirty air filter. 

  • You Are Noticing A Lot Of Rattling Sound: All the air conditioners make some noise. However, rattling or other weird noises indicate that your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced. 
  • AC Not Removing Enough Humidity: Part of an air conditioner’s job is to reduce the humidity in your home. You may need to repair it if you’re worried about humidity, even with the air conditioner on. 

  • Strange Odors When AC Turned On: Air conditioners should not give strange odors. If it happens, you have a problem. In this case, a strong odor could indicate burnt wires inside the unit, and a musty odor could indicate mold somewhere in the unit or plumbing.

  • Water Leaks Around Air Conditioning Unit: Moisture escaping into or around air conditioning systems is a problem. It could indicate a refrigerant leak. So you should call a professional HVAC technician as soon as you notice moisture leaking around the unit. 

  • Frequent Issues: If your HVAC unit appears to be having problems consistently, you should hire a technician to go to your home to inspect and diagnose the problem. Keeping up with your HVAC unit will save you money and time in the long run. 

  • The Thermostat Is Not Working: If you have problems with cooling time and how long it takes your home to cool down, you have a problem with your thermostat. 

  • Continuous Cycle: The air conditioner automatically turns off when it cools the house to the desired temperature and turns on again when turned on. However, the system’s efficiency is questionable if this cycle occurs frequently. 

  • Rising Electric Bill: If your AC is contributing to rapidly increasing energy bills with no additional usage, the cause of this problem is one of many, such as a faulty thermostat switch, a leak in the HVAC system ducts, or an aging air conditioner. Regardless of the cause, the device needs to be repaired.

Barker Heating & Cooling is a premier HVAC company with trained and licensed technicians providing customers with the highest quality service and AC replacement in Gladstone. Visit the website or call for more details if you have any questions.