4 Signs That Your Home's Air Conditioner Should Be Inspected


Is your air conditioning unit acting strange? It may be time to have it inspected and repaired or replaced to optimize its performance. Here are four signs that your air conditioner should be inspected by a professional:

Your Home Doesn't Smell So Great Anymore

If there are mold and mildew built up within your duct system or HVAC unit, you may notice a musty smell coming from the vents when the air conditioner is turned on. Or it might smell like something is burning when the HVAC system is being used, which could mean that your wire insulation is burned out and needs to be replaced. If your home doesn't smell so great anymore while the air conditioner is on, it's a good idea to call a professional in to have it inspected.

You Notice Strange Sounds When the Air is On

Your air conditioner may make strange noises when it's in use, there might be a major malfunction within your HVAC unit. A loud buzzing noise typically indicates that the refrigerant is leaking from the unit or the compressor is malfunctioning.

A squealing may mean that the motor belt has slipped or is need of replacement. A banging sound signals a broken part that needs attention. And a clicking noise probably means that your thermostat isn't working properly. All of these issues can be fixed by a qualified technician when they inspect your HVAC system.

The Air Conditioning Vents Seem Clogged

A lack of airflow is a surefire sign that your air conditioning system is in trouble and needs to be inspected by a professional. If you notice that some or all of your vents no longer blow as much air as they used to and they seem to be clogged no matter how often you clean the filter and air ducts, it's time to call in some professional backup for help in diagnosing the problem. Your technician might be able to thoroughly clean your air ducts, or they may have to replace the compressor to fix the problem.

Moisture Seems to Be Building Up

If you notice moisture building up on or around your air conditioning system, it's possible that you have a serious problem on your hands. The refrigerant could be leaking, and the fumes from it are being released into your home. It could also be a broken drain tube that's leaking water into the HVAC system instead of into the drain pan where it should. If your air conditioning system is inspected and repaired, the extra moisture build up can cause additional damage to your unit which will then require more expensive repairs or even an entire replacement.  

Contact local ac repair services for more information and assistance. 

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Remaining Comfortable In Your Home after Completing a Major Renovation

In a few, short months, my spouse and I will begin the construction process to build a much needed addition onto our small home. The addition will include a den and a master suite. But because our home will be much larger after the building process is complete, we will need to update our HVAC system. After speaking with our knowledgeable HVAC contractor, we’ve decided to purchase a second heating and air conditioning unit for our home. This additional unit will be considerably smaller than our current one. It will only heat and cool the new addition to our house. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best options for heating and cooling a home after building an addition onto it.

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