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What’s Wrong With My Air Conditioner?

Published: July 14, 2020

Like everyone else, you’ve been using your air conditioner non-stop since the heat crept into our lives late spring and early summer. But something’s different with your air conditioner. It’s not working the way it should, and you have no idea why. What are you supposed to do now? 

At LimRic, we’re available around the clock to help you fix your air conditioner; however, it’s good to know about common issues with air conditioners and how you can prevent them with the help of our outstanding HVAC technicians.

Lack of Airflow

If your air conditioner isn’t blowing as much cold air into your home as it used to, there could be various things wrong with it. Most of these instances are preventable with regular cleaning and maintenance, so keeping up-to-date on your tune-ups and duct cleanings can save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Lack of airflow can be caused by:

  • Objects blocking vents or the outside condenser unit, preventing air from properly circulating.
  • Dust and debris are clogging up your ducts and vents.
  • Leaks within your unit or its air ducts.
  • A blown fuse or other electrical-related issues preventing your system from running fully.

Regardless of what you believe is the culprit, it is vital to reach out to your local HVAC team at LimRic to inspect your system and fix your air conditioning’s airflow fast and effectively. Don’t wait — call us today for more information on our air conditioning repair services in Charleston and the surrounding areas.

Musty & Dusty

When your air conditioning is pumping out air with a musty smell, or the air has a lot of dust within it, this is a sign of poor air quality and your AC not filtering properly. To keep your AC unit in the best shape to keep your air clear of dust and debris, changing your filters often and scheduling regular maintenance can make a world of difference. We also recommend being on top of your cleaning and dusting, particularly near your vents and ducts, so that poor air doesn’t continue to circulate even after maintenance. Contact us today if you are experiencing this problem, and we’ll help you with the entire process of revitalizing your home’s air conditioning once more.


If your air conditioner is making loud metallic rumblings throughout its cycle, there’s a high possibility that there is actual mechanical damage to your air conditioner. While this damage could often be preventable with regular professional maintenance, older units often fall victim to these mechanical problems regardless of the effort put into maintaining it. Call us as soon as possible to investigate and repair the damage so you can get back to living cool and comfortable.

What You Can Do

While we hammered throughout this blog that you should reach out to your local HVAC professional if something is wrong with your air conditioner, we also think there is plenty you can do to increase your unit’s efficiency overall. Some of these tips include:

  • Keeping all of your windows and doors shut.
  • Keep heat-generating appliances away from your thermostat.
  • Change your filters regularly.
  • Keep up on regular cleaning and dusting of your home.
  • Schedule routine maintenance to keep your unit in working condition all year round.

If you have any further questions or concerns about our residential AC service available throughout Charleston, contact us now!

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