Signs That Your A/C System Needs Fixed - Heating Specialties

Signs That Your A/C System Needs Fixed

We don’t usually think about our A/C until it stops working, leaving us stuck in the hot, humid Jersey air. But chances are, if your A/C unit needs to be fixed, there will be signs that it needs fixed before it’s too late.

Below are some indications that your system needs service or repair.

Warm air blowing

 This is not only uncomfortable, it’s also a sign that something is wrong with your system. One possibility is that your system’s compressor has failed or needs service. It can also be a sign of a refrigerant leak, which could come with costly repairs. Or, it could mean you have a bad capacitor or blown fuse, which is usually an easy fix.

Unusual smells

If you smell something that seems off, it probably is. A foul, pungent odor in your vents may be a sign the wire insulation in your unit has burned out.  A musty smell usually indicates mold growth inside your unit or ductwork.

Strange noises

Your A/C unit should never be making strange sounds. Squealing or grinding noises could be an indication of a slipped belt, motor problems or components that need lubrication.  These are serious issues that could lead to major damage, and they need immediate attention from a professional technician.


Seeing moisture pooling near your air conditioner could be a sign that the drain tube is blocked or broken.  Although it’s a simple fix, this needs to be fixed quickly in order to avoid mold issues.  Another type of leak could be from refrigerant from your system.  This is a serious problem, posing a health risk to you and your family. Call a professional immediately and get it fixed right away if you suspect a refrigerant leak.

No airflow

 If there is limited air flow, check your air filter first.  A dirty air filter can affect airflow throughout your entire system.  Lack of airflow is also a sign your compressor may be failing.  If this is the case, you may need to consider replacing your system.


Regular maintenance can catch a lot of these problems ahead of time avoiding major, costly repairs.  Heating Specialties can help with all of your A/C system needs, whether it’s maintenance, repair or replacement.  Give us a call or contact us online!



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