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5 Common Air Conditioning Problems

When the temperatures rise this summer, you will want your home to be an escape from the heat! After laying dormant for much of the winter, your AC unit should get serviced before the triple digits appear. If you notice any of these common Air Conditioning problems, it’s time to schedule a maintenance appointment.  

Poor Airflow

When your ducts are dirty or clogged, cool air will have trouble reaching all of the rooms in your home. If your ducts are leaking, your home’s temperature, as well as your energy efficiency, will suffer. You may notice that cold air isn’t coming from your vents, even with your system at full blast. If you see any of the symptoms above, it’s time to give us a call!

Hot and Cold Spots

Have you ever walked from an air-conditioned room in your home to another room that felt warmer and wondered why? There are a few possibilities – you could have a duct leak or blockage, a leak in your weatherproofing that’s letting warm outside air in, or even a problem with your air conditioner impacting its performance. 

Strange Odors

Is your AC unit smelly? The unwanted smells might not be coming from your central air conditioning unit; the ductwork may be the culprit. Moisture can build up in your ducts and become the breeding ground for mold or mildew. Rodents, insects, and other vermin deposits in your ducts are other potential sources of unwanted smells. If you notice strange smells coming from your AC unit or your vents, let us know, and we’re happy to come out and investigate!

Unusual Noises

Some system noises are part of regular operation, while others may indicate a mechanical problem. For example, a whining or squealing noise can indicate that the bearings in a motor are failing. Airflow issues or dirty burners may cause other noises. Either way, it is best to pay attention to these signs as they may be a warning of future problems.

Water Leaks

Drain pipes ensure proper water drainage, but your air conditioning system can leak water if the drain lines are clogged or cracked. You can help keep the drain lines clear by pouring a cleaner down the drain periodically. Other possible leak sources could be the collector box or heat exchanger. You should contact a service technician to determine the source of the water leak and repair options.

You can avoid most common Air conditioning problems by scheduling a routine maintenance appointment. Even with regular maintenance, it’s crucial to notice the warning signs when your system struggles to do its job. The harder your air conditioner or furnace has to work, the more wear and tear it will accumulate. As we enter the summer, we’ll cover potential problems and ways to help your system work more efficiently. For more information on any of these common AC problems or any other questions about your current system, call us!

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