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Proudly Serving the Conway Area

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Watch for Early Warnings of AC Repair Needs


Have you arranged for air conditioning maintenance yet? If so, you’re already off to a good start as the weather warms up. Your AC will be in top shape and probably have few troubles through the summer and into the early fall providing your house with cool comfort in hot weather.

(If you haven’t had AC maintenance yet, it’s definitely not too late! Sign up for our Preventive Maintenance Plan and we’ll get you started.)

Maintenance does wonders at helping to stop numerous repair problems. But nothing can stop all of them. As you start using your air conditioner regularly, it’s a good idea to be aware of the warning signs that something is wrong. These can be subtle, but if you have any reason to doubt your AC’s performance, call for air conditioning repair in Conway, AR. We can get to the source of these symptoms and find out what needs to be done.

Odd sounds

Your AC has a set of sounds it makes when it is running normally, and you’re used to this as part of the soundscape of the summer season. When some loud or strange noise interrupts this, it’s often a sign of a problem. Common warning sounds include hissing, clanging, rattling, grinding, and mechanical shrieking, and can point toward a range of problems such as loose parts, bent fan blades, leaking refrigerant, and dying motors.

Acrid or moldy odors

The air sent from the air conditioner shouldn’t smell strange. It might be a bit dusty when the AC first comes on, but that’s it. If you notice an acrid odor, like an electrical fire, it probably means a motor is burning out or another electrical problem. We recommend you shut off power to the AC at the circuit breaker panel before calling us. A moldy odor often means just want it sounds like: mold is developing in the air conditioner, probably along the evaporator coil. The coil needs to be cleaned to prevent a drop in energy efficiency—and so your house doesn’t smell like dirty socks!


This is a common phenomenon with a malfunctioning air conditioner: it turns on and off rapidly over a short period of time and doesn’t finish a full cooling cycle. There are many potential sources for short-cycling, and you’ll want it diagnosed quickly and corrected since this is a huge power drain for the system and adds excess wear and tear. 

Elevated bills

The first month of bills since you started using the air conditioner arrive, and you’re surprised at the electrical costs. If the usage is significantly higher than the same time last year, this can be an indication that the air conditioner has a fault that is causing it to drain more power. 

Remember, the sooner you have a malfunction identified, the easier and less expensive it will be for our technicians to fix. Don’t hesitate to call us—your comfort is our top priority!

Dewees HVAC proudly serves the Conway area. Call us today to receive personalized customer service for your air conditioning system needs.

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