Rick, What are the Signs My Air Conditioning Needs Maintenance or Repair?

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Central air conditioning is wonderful for your home. It is what probably most people feel is actually an essential. However, from time to time your unit can be like any other appliance in your home, it needs a bit of maintenance and even repair. So, just how do you know when your system needs a bit of work?

No Cool Air Blowing

Nothing is worse than being out in hot temperatures, only to come home and find out the air conditioner is blowing hot air. Lack of cool air could be caused by reasons such as debris stuck in the protective grills, or even an electrical problem. You could try turning off the power supply and checking for stuck debris. However, if this is not the problem, you will need to call a professional.

Strange Noises

Strange noises coming from your AC unit might be a sign that something is wrong, or going wrong with your unit. It is important to identify the noise and the location of the noise. If you hear a rattle sound it could be caused by loose metal components. A squealing noise could mean the belts in the unit are damaged. If this is the case, your unit parts will need replacing.

Escaping Water

If you notice water dripping, this is usually caused by the condensation that is not being drained correctly. The drain will need to be checked for clogs. Cleaning the drain might be the solution to this problem. However, if you are in doubt, it is best to have a professional check the unit out.

No Power

If you notice that your system is not working, check the thermostat to make sure that it has been configured correctly. If the system is running and there is still no cool air, it is possible that the thermostat will need to be replaced. Also, the motor of the unit might need to be checked. An air conditioning professional will be able to determine your needs. To find out more about repair or maintenance for your unit contact us.

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