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5 Signs I Need to Repair My AC Unit
5 Signs I Need to Repair My AC Unit
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5 Signs I Need to Repair My AC Unit

At Banks Quarles Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electrical, we know during hot and humid Alabama summers, it is important to have a properly functioning air conditioner to stay comfortable. However, your system may become worn down and corroded over time. How do you know if your air conditioner needs to be repaired?

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There are 5 warning signs you can look for:

  • Unusual noises. If you notice that your air conditioner makes a funny sound when you turn it on, such as rattling, rumbling, creaking, grinding, or scraping, it may be that there is a belt that has slipped out of place or that there is another problem with the system.
  • Unusual smells. In some cases, you may smell a burnt, acrid, or pungent odor when you turn on your air conditioner. This could be caused by faulty wiring insulation that has burned inside the unit. Furthermore, musty smells are an indication that there is mold in your air conditioner or ducts.
  • High humidity. Air conditioners are designed to remove excess humidity from your indoor environment. If your home is humid even when your air conditioner is running, it may be that the system is malfunctioning.
  • Inadequate or warm air flow. If the air conditioner’s compressor is worn down, it may fail to properly circulate cold air throughout your home. Warm air, or cool air that is not coming through the vents strong enough to maintain your indoor temperature, is a sign of a problem with either your air conditioner or ducts.
  • Refrigerant or moisture leaks. Pools of refrigerant or water around your air conditioner is a clear sign of a leak. Moisture may leak from the unit onto the ground, or it may appear in the form of ice on the copper refrigerant lines that run out of the condenser.

Our Tuscaloosa AC Repair Technicians Can Provide a Solution!

At Banks Quarles, we provide efficient air conditioner repair services in Tuscaloosa. Having a malfunctioning air conditioner is inconvenient, and puts you at risk for poor indoor air quality. That is why it is important to seek experienced help at the first sign of an issue. Our team will inspect the unit, determine the problems, and repair or replace necessary components in a timely manner.

For all your AC repair needs, trust our Tuscaloosa AC technicians to get the job done right the first time. Call our office today at (205) 614-5560 to schedule an appointment.

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No matter what your location, we'll send the nearest available technician so you can be sure of a rapid response when you have a plumbing, HVAC or electrical emergency, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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  • Jim was polite, pleasant and thorough in explanation of what I should expect from his service and with the cost review. He finished the job within a reasonable time. He provided me with the information concerning the Service Partner Plan plus the cost of future services. I appreciated him wearing the booties upon entering my house very much since I remove my shoes at the door. I will be happy to recommend Banks Quarles to all of my friends and family.

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