Living in the desert during the summertime means needing properly working air conditioners. When these devices begin failing, we are stuck with warm air both inside and outside our homes.

Here are the signs that your air conditioner needs professional help. If you’re experiencing any of these signs, call Budget Climate Control, your Albuquerque air conditioning repair experts!

Your Air Conditioner Is Blowing Warm Air

One easy sign to spot involves your air conditioner blowing warm air.

First, check your thermostat. Ensure that the thermostat is switched to the cooling mode and set below the current temperature inside your home.

If your air conditioner continues to blow warm air, you may have a failing compressor or restricted airflow. Your thermostat may also need recalibration to read your home’s temperature accurately.

Having one of our Albuquerque air conditioner repair experts can help diagnose this issue.

Your Air Conditioner Has Poor Airflow

Blockages within the air ducts, clogged filters, or damaged motors affect how air circulates in your home.

Once assessed and ruled out, your home may benefit from additional supportive measures.

Installing an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) improves airflow by exchanging old air within the home with fresh air as your air conditioner cycles. It also regulates the humidity within your home.

Zoning systems may also be a helpful solution to airflow issues. Zoning prioritizes where the cool air flows to, ensuring the areas that need the cool air the most receive it.

Your Air Conditioner Turns On and Off Frequently

Air conditioners turn on and off more frequently during the hottest days in the summer. While expected, these units should exhibit a more regular pattern of cycling as opposed to constantly turning on and off.

If this is happening, contact our air conditioning repair specialists in Albuquerque to help diagnose the issue. We can see if your air conditioner may benefit from a standard tune-up.

Your Air Conditioner Struggles During Humid Days

In Albuquerque, we often experience monsoon rains which bring higher humidity levels we usually are not accustomed to.

Your air conditioner should help moderate the humidity levels within your home. If your home feels just as humid inside as it does outside, contact our Albuquerque air conditioning repair specialists for a diagnosis.

Your air conditioner may need a recalibration. Our repair specialists may also recommend installing a home dehumidifying system to help regulate your home’s humidity levels.

Your Air Conditioner Leaks Water into Your Home

Sometimes, an air conditioner accumulates condensation from its regular operation. Despite this, water should not be collecting around the unit nor leaking into your home. Another sign to watch for is water dripping from your roof.

This issue needs to be dealt with immediately. Leaking or pooling water damages your home’s structures while also increasing the chances of mold growth.

Your Air Conditioner Produces a Foul Odor

Your air conditioner shouldn’t be blowing air into your home that contains strange odors. Our Albuquerque air conditioning repair services can diagnose the source of smells coming from your unit.

Our experts will clean the filters, condensation pump, and drainage line. They also check the ducts to ensure the odors are not coming from these sources. Ultraviolet lamps may also be used to eradicate microbial growth from your system.

Your Air Conditioner Makes Odd Noises

Air conditioners make certain sounds when cycling on and off. Loud and abnormal sounds coming from your unit may indicate issues that need repairs:

  • Rattling
  • Buzzing
  • Whistling
  • Grinding
  • Clunking

These types of noises usually indicate broken or loose parts and typically worsen with time.

The Importance of Regular Air Conditioner Maintenance

Your air conditioner needs servicing at least once a year. This maintenance preserves your unit’s efficiency and covers a complete inspection of your air conditioner:

  •  Filter checks and replacements
  •  Thermostat calibration
  • Electrical examination
  •  Parts lubrication
  • Condensation line inspection

Maintenance may include additional inspections and repairs if the technician deems it necessary.

This maintenance should extend the life of your unit, preserve its efficiency, and guard against problems that may develop in the future.

Who to Call When Your Air Conditioner Needs Help

Budget Climate Control specializes in air conditioner repairs for Albuquerque homes. With over 10 years of experience in the HVAC industry, our experts can help assess, diagnose, and repair the problems you’re having with your air conditioner. Contact us today to set up an appointment!