If loud noises start coming from your AC unit, some kind of loose or defective part is almost certainly to blame. If bad odors start wafting from your system, it means that some kind of dirt or grime is obstructing it. Another possibility is that microbes are proliferating inside your equipment. These things can all adversely affect functioning. Fortunately, we can clean all of these components out for you.
If your AC unit begins leaking water, this is an important sign of underlying issues. Although air conditioners rely on condensation to do their work, the system shouldn’t actually be leaking water. If you notice leaking refrigerant, this is even worse. Refrigerant has a sweet or ether-like smell. It can be extremely dangerous; if it leaks out from your system, call a professional right away.
Cycling is how your air conditioner keeps temperatures where you want them to be. When indoor temperatures are higher than you need them to be, the AC unit turns on and cools the air until temperatures are at the proper level. After this, the air conditioner turns off. If temperatures rise again, the AC unit turns back on. We call this process of turning on and off cycling. However, if your air conditioner cycles without necessity — what we call frequent or short cycling — this is a sign of underlying issues that require repairs.
You may also want to make a note of a few other obvious signs. If your cooling won’t turn on, fails to cool your home, or creates humidity, call a repair professional.