It’s Murphy’s Law that your air conditioning system will quit working when you least expect it. On those scorching hot days, the extreme temperatures may push the system beyond its capabilities. But fortunately, in most cases, the system warns you of impending problems before it entirely shuts down. However, there are signs to look for to alert you that a call to the professionals is in order.
Keep reading to learn more about the signs that tell you when to contact them.
Your Air Conditioning System • Care and Maintenance
Do you hear any squeaky sounds coming from your air conditioning system? It’s time to call in the professionals. These sounds often occur if there are problems with the wheel. Either the belt slips out of place or other components in the system need lubrication.
In such cases, you may need an entirely new unit. If you’re lucky enough, a quick repair might salvage the situation.
Strange sounds aside, are there any smells coming from your system? This pungent smell is usually caused by accumulated bacteria. The culprit here is irregular maintenance that causes mold to form on your air conditioner coil or in the ductwork.
By calling in a plumber to blow cool air into the system, it immediately eliminates the smell.
Moisture is a Bad Sign
The moment you notice leaks around your unit, it’s a sign that something isn’t right. In minor cases, you might be dealing with a blocked drain tube. Hire a professional contractor who easily unblocks the tube for it to resume functionality.
In extreme cases, the leak may be more severe and warrants costly repairs. Whatever the case, be sure to contact a plumber as soon as you notice a leak to prevent further damage.
No More Cool Air
If your system starts blowing hot air when it’s set at cool temperatures, you have a problem. Normally, it’s a blown fuse that causes this. Fortunately, the replacement of this fuse isn’t expensive.
However, in some cases, the problem may be more severe such as a refrigerant leak. In this case, you’ll have to pay a little more to get your system functioning again.
If you have to fling your window wide open while your air conditioning system is on its highest setting, that’s a cause for concern. This compromises the airflow, and as a result, your unit will not function properly.
Problems with the filter or ductwork may cause your system to operate below capacity.
At the slightest notice of any of the above-mentioned signs, don’t wait a day longer to call in the plumber. Better yet, why not be proactive and conduct regular maintenance to the system? This way the professionals can identify and rectify any impending problems before the system shuts down completely.
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