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Give Us a Call if Your AC Is Showing Any of These Symptoms

animated-checklistAir conditioners are complex systems that rely on a number of various components in order to function. If something goes wrong with even one of these components, it can bring your cooling efficiency and effectiveness to a halt. This is why we recommend calling a trained HVAC professional at the first sign of trouble.

Sure, there are some things you can do as a homeowner, such as changing your air filter or checking that your thermostat isn’t miscalibrated. But when you need actual air conditioning repairs, it’s best to call in a pro. Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs that something is amiss with your air conditioner, and give us a call if you notice any of them!

Strange Sounds

You’re likely used to the white noise that your home’s air conditioner makes as it runs. If something interrupts that sound, like a loud banging, clanging, grinding, or even hissing, then it means something has gone wrong within the cooling system. It’s going to take a knowledgeable technician to pinpoint exactly what’s causing the noise, so it can be repaired.


This is when your air conditioner shuts off and turns back on in rapid succession, never actually completing a full cooling cycle. You may notice your compressor turning on and off multiple times within the hour, which puts heavy strain on the compressor and shortens the system’s lifespan while increasing the cost to run the system. There are a number of reasons this may occur, so the best thing for you to do is give us a call so we can inspect.

Uneven Cooling

Have you noticed that parts of your home seem warmer than normal while others are fine, while you’re running your air conditioning system? This means your air conditioner is losing cooling power for some reason. It could be due to your system’s age, a loss of refrigerant, or it could even be due to damaged or breached ductwork.

Ice Formation

Although an air conditioner’s job is to cool the air in your home, this process should never involve ice. When ice develops on the coil of your air conditioner, it means that something is preventing that coil from absorbing heat, and the problem is only exacerbated by the presence of the ice! Before you grab a chisel and try to remove it yourself, know that even if you safely remove the ice, it will only come back until the root of the problem is resolved.

Acrid Odors from the Vents

A burning odor coming from your vents as you use your air conditioner is a major red flag. It typically means that a motor or some other electrical component within your air conditioner is beginning to overheat and will burn out soon.

DB Heating & Cooling, Inc serves the heating and cooling needs of customers throughout Rockland County, NY as well as Bergen County, NJ and surrounding communities. You can count on us for expert services. Contact us today for your AC repair needs!

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