Key Indications That You Need An AC Repair Technician


When it comes to central air conditioning units, most homeowners don't give much thought to them beyond adjusting the thermostat to engage the system. However, what many people don't realize is that being attentive to some of the smaller things that can change with your air conditioning system can help you spot potential problems before they lead to complete unit failure. Here are some signs that you should call for AC repair right away.

Your Unit Is Making Noise

No central air conditioner is completely quiet, but your unit shouldn't be obtrusively loud either. If your central air unit is much louder than it used to be, you suddenly have to turn the TV up when the air conditioner turns on, or you're hearing a sound from it that you didn't hear before, you may need to call an AC repair technician.

Loud operation and unusual noises are often indications of mechanical issues. Whether the blower motor is failing, the condenser itself has suffered damage, or any other components are malfunctioning, you'll need to have it inspected and addressed before the air conditioner fails completely.

Something Smells Weird

You may notice a slight change in the odor in the air when your air conditioner starts blowing, but it shouldn't be anything significant. The air from your air conditioner should never smell dirty, musty, or otherwise offensive.

Musty odors usually indicate that there's mold in the unit somewhere. Metallic-type odors could be indicative of electrical problems, and smoky or burnt smells could mean that something has shorted out somewhere in the unit. Any other foul odors may mean that there's an animal infestation problem or there's a mechanical malfunction that's generating the odor. The sooner you have it inspected, the better.

You Have Moisture Problems

When your air conditioner runs, it draws moisture out of the air. That moisture is drained out through the condensate drain pan and drain line. As a result, you shouldn't have moisture accumulation in the air ducts inside your home. If you're seeing accumulated moisture in the air ducts or on the surface of the vents inside your home, that means your air conditioner isn't working as it should.

Overlooking the moisture as no big deal could leave you dealing with mold spores inside your home. That's why it's important to call an AC unit repair technician right away if you start to notice moisture accumulation at all.



25 March 2020

Learning About HVAC Services

Hi there, I am Nadine Bachmier. I am going to discuss the various ways HVAC contractors can keep the temperatures in your business stable. HVAC contractors focus on maintaining and repairing the air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork used in your building. To keep the heating and cooling system in good shape, contractors may need to replace internal components, clean out channels, or simply perform a full upgrade. I will talk about the tools and techniques used to maintain and repair the equipment in your building. I will also share information about new products as they hit the HVAC market. I hope you will follow along and learn all you can.