Summer is almost here, and that means your air conditioning unit will
shortly be getting a workout. Before the weather turns, it’s important to test your air conditioner to ensure you’ll have a cool home on those hot summer days. Hear a noise or see a leak when you start your unit? Your air conditioner may be in trouble. Look out
for these four red flags when testing your unit, and be sure to call Atlanta cooling services to get the issue resolved.
You’re Hearing Strange Noises
Noise is the most common complaint homeowners have about their unit. Any noise above a low hum can indicate problems, especially a banging noise once the unit has been on for several minutes. Noise often indicates a mechanical issue with the unit,
sometimes as small as a loose tube, or as large as a rusted fan. Either way, an unusual noise should be investigated by a professional.
What’s That Smell?
If your home has a funky odor once the unit has been turned on, there is definitely something wrong. Sometimes, a simple filter replacement is all that is needed to correct this issue. But an acrid smell could also be a sign of burning within the unit. If the air
conditioning unit is overheating, it’s a red flag that it will soon die completely.
The Unit is Dripping
If your air conditioning unit is dripping, there could be a problem. Dripping water could indicate a problem with the condenser and dripping coolant could indicate a crack in the coolant container. Both drip types need to be inspected by a profession
al before they corrode the unit.
It Won’t Even Turn On
Your outdoor unit may have just tripped the breaker switch in your electrical panel, cutting off the supply of cool air to your vents. Check the breaker panel. If a switch has been tripped, it’s best to call the professionals and figure out if it’s a serious problem. Call the Experts
Fortunately, there are solutions for all of these issues. Anytime HVAC can run a diagnostic tests to find the root of the problem affecting your AC unit. Typically, a small replacement part and a line cleaning is all that is needed to get your unit fully functioning. New filters and coolant replacement are also common solutions. Yearly maintenance will also help extend the life of your unit.
Even better, Anytime HVAC is available anytime, 24/7, in the event of an unseasonably warm day and an air conditioning unit that will not start. Is your air conditioning unit showing signs of trouble?