Air conditioning units are complex machines. With all their components and ducts, there are many potential malfunctions that may turn into bigger problems if left unattended.
Some air conditioning issues can be difficult to diagnose, but if you know what are the signs to look for, you’ll be better equipped to know when it’s the time to call an expert to tune up your unit.
There are many possible reasons why your AC unit presents weak airflow. The compressor may be failing, there may be a clogged duct, or the filter may be dirty. This problem should be addressed immediately, as It could potentially lead to compressor failure. There are other less grave reasons for weak airflow, but only a properly trained professional can determine this.
If all of a sudden you start noticing strange sounds coming from your AC unit, it may be time to bring in an expert. Banging may be caused by a loose part, while a buzzing sound may indicate that the fan is about to fail or that the air filter needs to be changed. On the other hand, high-pitched whistling or “screaming” sounds may be a hint of pressure issues with the compressor, which can be dangerous.
Moist odors in your AC unit may be caused by wet filters or a clogged duct. It’s important to address this problem as soon as possible, since moist can lead to the formation of mold spores inside your unit. If you suspect that the smell is caused by faulty wiring, then turn off the unit and call a professional immediately for a tune up.
Moisture in the vicinity of your AC unit indicates a leaking compressor or a broken condensate drain line. If the liquid leaking is not water, but refrigerant, pay attention, because these leaks may pose serious health risks for you and your family, and should be repaired immediately.
At Zero Heating AC & Refrigeration we install, repair, maintain and replace equipment and service all brands of air conditioning. We take pride in our work and we strive to meet all of our clients’ needs.
We’re located at 4142 Hickory Sun San Antonio, Texas. Contact us today using our website or through our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to schedule a repair or to get an estimate. We also offer financing plans for your convenience!