5 Signs Your Air Conditioning Unit Needs Repair

It’s hot. It’s so hot you can fry an egg on the sidewalk and probably a side of bacon and some hash browns too. If your central air or AC unit isn’t keeping you cool, then you might need to get it replaced or repaired. Air conditioning repair in Bureau County and throughout the Illinois Valley is a necessity many people don’t realize until it’s too late. There are signs that it’s time for a technician to be called.

Reduced Airflow

Your AC unit or central air should have a strong flow out the vents. It doesn’t help your home if  no cool air comes through the vent. This can be caused by a failing compressor or it could be the duct work in the home is clogged. Through the years, dirt and other items can fall into the vent and cause a clog or natural wear and tear could reduce the effectiveness of the compressor.  If you’re not feeling much air coming out of the vent, then call Town & Country Services to take a look.  We offer Northern Illinois duct cleaning at reasonable rates.

Squealing or Grinding Noise

Your air conditioner shouldn’t sound like a horror movie, so if it kicks on and starts screaming like a B-Movie actress or grinds like car out of gear, then it’s only a matter of time before something fails. It could be a belt needs replaced or some of the machinery is on the verge of failing such as the motor bearings. Don’t wait until it stops working. Town & Country offers the air conditioning maintenance La Salle IL residents trust.

Warm Air

It’s the worst feeling of summer. You sit down and wait for the cold air from the AC unit to cool you down, but instead the air that comes out is luke warm or even hot. Luke warm air coming from the vents could mean the compressor has gone out or the coolant levels are too low. This situation isn’t going to get better on its own. You need to get it repaired or suffer through the unbearable heat of an Illinois summer.

Foul Smells

The air that comes from your air conditioner should be cool and crisp, not smelly. If the air coming from your vent smells musty or has a burning odor to it, then call someone right away. The musty smell likely means you have mold growth in your ductwork or central air unit and a burning odor could mean the engine is getting hot or the wire insulation has burnt out. These are serious situations that need attention.  La Salle county air conditioning maintenance is important, so don’t forget.


If you notice a leak coming from your air conditioning unit, then it might mean some of the refrigerant is coming out. The refrigerant can be dangerous to your family and animals, so it’s imperative to get it taken care of as soon as possible. If the leak coming from the unit is water, then it could be a clogged drain tube. It’s not a large problem, but if ignored it can lead to bigger problems down the line.

It’s important to get a yearly AC check to get it cleaned and catch any problems before they become an issue. Town & Country Services is the Illinois Valley’s choice for air conditioning repair and replacement. We’ll keep you cool no matter how hot it gets outside.