7 Signs You Need to Repair Your Air Conditioner

Outdoor HVAC fan outside an Atlanta home

By this point in the summer, you’ve been relying on your AC for a while, but you still have quite a bit of time left where you need it performing well. This means keeping an eye out for signs of a problem and calling for Atlanta AC repair as soon as you knowing something is wrong. Of course, not everyone is familiar with air conditioner repair signs. So, here are seven you should look out for.

Your Vents Are Blowing Warm Air

If you notice warm air coming out of your vents when the AC should be on, start by checking the thermostat. If the settings are correct, something is likely wrong with your AC or elsewhere in your HVAC system.

Poor Airflow

Put your hand over a vent and see how strong the air seems to be. If it feels weaker than you remember, you likely have an issue with a filter or the motor. Either way, you need AC repair.

Rapid Cycling

Your air conditioner should kick in more frequently the hotter it is outside. However, if you are noticing that the cycling seems to rapid for the heat, it could mean that your AC needs a simple tune up.

Too Much Moisture

Atlanta gets humid, but this humidity shouldn’t pervade your home. Your AC unit should keep your humidity in check. If it isn’t, it could be a sign you need to replace your AC.


All AC units produce condensation as part of their operating process. However, this should not leak into our home. If it does, the cooling system is malfunctioning and the moisture putting your health at risk.

Foul Odor

If there is a bad smell coming from your vents, it is a problem. This might be related to your AC specifically. However, there are also other sources of odor. Either way, you want an Atlanta HVAC service to come take care of it.

Strange Noises

Your AC will make some degree of noise during startup and shutdown but should be pretty quiet otherwise. If you are picking up on new noises, it is time to call for Atlanta AC repair.

Moncrief Heating and Air Conditioning offers comprehensive HVAC services throughout the Atlanta area. If you are in need of AC repair or routine maintenance, just give us a call and we will head to your home quickly.