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If you want to make sure your air conditioner continues to work properly, it’s always better to address problems before they turn into serious issues. Here are a few warning signs that indicate your Paso Robles, California, air conditioner isn’t working.

Moisture and Leaks

One of the key indications of an air conditioning issue is moisture or leaks coming from your unit. While this could indicate a minor issue like a blockage in the drain tube, it can lead to a much more serious problem such as excessive moisture in your home and can cause costly damage. This could also indicate a refrigerant leak, which is damaging and makes your air conditioner pointless.

Hot Air

Refrigerant is one of the primary ingredients an air conditioner needs to function properly. Whether you have a leak or a broken compressor, the air conditioner will fail to produce cold air. If your air conditioner isn’t getting the air as cold as you’d like, it’s a red flag that your system needs repair. Fortunately, these problems are relatively quick and easy for professionals to fix.

Strange Sounds

No air conditioner is entirely silent as they require a motor to function properly. The motor should only generate a low hum. If you’re hearing something significantly louder, it’s a clear sign of a problem. Grinding, grating, and squealing are some of the most common sounds heard in a malfunctioning system, so be wary if you hear anything like an unoiled car engine.

If your air conditioner is showing any of these signs that it isn’t working, it’s time to call the experts. At Straight Line Heating and Cooling, our professionals are happy to help keep our Paso Robles community cool in the summer heat. Call (805) 286-8800 and schedule an appointment today to ensure your air conditioner is in top shape.

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