Let’s face it, air conditioning problems never seem to occur at convenient times. Often, it is an extreme weather day that pushes an old or faulty system beyond its capabilities. You don’t want your family or a house full of guests to have to suffer.
The best approach to avoiding a conditioning or heat pump emergency is to make sure your system is well-maintained. Home Comfort Experts provides regular service to maintain air conditioning systems and prevent problems.
There are often several signs to pay attention to before your system stops altogether.
The Squeaky Wheel
If your system begins making strange sounds such as squealing, grinding or grating – heed the noise and call for help. Prolonged avoidance of dealing with a warning sign can lead to further and costly damage. Noises typically occur when a belt has slipped out of place, components needs lubrication or motor bearings have broken. You might need a replacement unit or simply have to have repairs made. But don’t delay.
When cool air flow literally loses its cool, it is often an indicator the system’s compressor has failed or needs service. Sometimes, it can be as simple as a bad capacitor or a blown fuse; five-minute fixes that won’t cost you much.. Or, you could be dealing with a refrigerant leak, which is a more costly repair.
Another common symptom is poor air flow. Again, this could be a filter problem or an issue with the duct work.
When you notice leakage from or around an air conditioning unit, there are two main culprits that need to be addressed. A less serious problem occurs when a drain tube is either blocked or broken. But it could be a more serious issue of a refrigerant leak, which could lead to costly repairs. Either way, immediate action is required to avoid bigger problems.
If your air conditioning system begins to smell, pay attention! Odors could be a sign out of lack of maintenance, causing bacteria growth on your air conditioner coil. Musty smells can be a sign of mold either in the unit or the ductwork.
Our team of experts can perform an on-site Home Comfort Analysis to assess your system. At that time, they will develop an estimate on any recommended repair actions.
Contact Home Comfort Experts at (574) 255-4600 to learn more about how we work hard to keep your cool air blowing. We have services in 14 locations including South Bend, Mishawaka, Plymouth, LaPorte, Elkhart, Columbia City and Fort Wayne in Indiana, and Niles and St. Joseph in Michigan.