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When Should You Contact an Air Conditioning Technician?

Just as with any other mechanical device, AC units can wear out or breakdown easily over the years. There are a few common signs to look out for when considering if it’s time to call an air conditioning technician, including:

  • Constrained airflow: You’ll notice when your residence is getting hot and not receiving adequate airflow. This is a typical malfunction to an AC unit, and this could be due to a defective compressor or your air ducts are blocked and the airflow is constrained.
  • Strange noises from the AC unit: It’s imperative to be cognizant of your AC, and this includes the sounds it makes when it’s functioning normally. Because when it’s not operating properly, it could emit strange noises that you aren’t used to hearing. Scratching, grating, or squealing are common sounds your air conditioner can make when it’s malfunctioning. If your unit makes these sounds, then it’s time to call an AC technician.
  • Emitting foul odors: Mold or mildew can grow in your air conditioner. When this happens, you’ll have a musty odor in your property. Another typical issue with odor is when the unit’s wire insulation gets scorched.
  • Moisture build up around the unit: A faulty condensation line or a refrigerant leak could cause a buildup of moisture around your system.
  • No cool air: Decreased refrigerant levels or a defective compressor will restrict any cold air from entering your property.

When we arrive at your home for air conditioning repairs, we also check your ventilation to see if there are any issues that need to be addressed. Insufficient ventilation leads to several obstacles for homeowners due to narrow and blocked ductwork, which restricts airflow. This absence of air-circulation traps moisture and hot air to accumulate in the vents, causing mold to grow and flourish within the insulation. A professional technician inspects your home’s ventilation as part of air conditioning services to make sure all components of your system are working as they should.

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