In many parts of the United States, people have decided to make the switch on their thermostats from air-conditioning to heat.
This switch is done in anticipation of the much cooler weather that tends to come coupled with the fall/winter holiday season.
But for some homeowners, the change in their home’s temperature occurred a long time ago.
With so many people being hit hard financially due to the spread of the coronavirus, homeowners are choosing to overlook HVAC maintenance, and instead, choosing to adapt with the use of portable fans and heaters.
Don’t overlook strange sounds, smells, and temperatures from your air conditioning unit! If you noticed that your summer wasn’t as cool indoors as it has been in previous years, you may need to immediately look into getting an emergency air conditioning repair.
Keep reading to learn when it’s time to call a professional!
Your Air Conditioner Is Making Strange Noises
Aside from the sound of air circulating through the system, your AC unit should not make any other sounds. If you begin to hear unfamiliar sounds coming from your air conditioning system it is definitely time to call a professional.
Sounds coming from your AC Unit can mean different things. For example:
- Rattling can be a sign that parts have loosened inside of your unit
- Humming can mean that the AC unit’s capacitor or motor needs to be replaced
- Squealing is typically related to the blower’s belt or motor’s belt having slipped
Avoid trying to self-diagnose strange sounds coming from your AC unit. A false diagnosis could cost you more money in the long-run. Save money and speak to a professional right away.
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Water Is Leaking From Your Air Conditioning Unit
If you are noticing that water is leaking from your air conditioning unit it’s definitely time to call for an emergency repair.
One of the following could be wrong:
- Frozen evaporator coils
- A clogged drainpipe
Don’t ignore water leakage as it could lead to issues with mold, mildew, and interior dampness. Seek professional assistance as soon as you notice leaking.
Your Air Conditioning Unit Has a Weird Smell
Smells are oftentimes a telltale sign that it is time for an air conditioning repair. Smells can point to a minor issue such as a dead rodent, a serious issue such as mold, or an even more dangerous problem– a gas leakage.
If you begin to smell Methyl Mercaptan (the smell that is put into natural gas to alert people of its presence), turn off your air conditioning unit immediately and call for an emergency repair.
Get Emergency Air Conditioning Repair Now!
If you notice any of the signs mentioned in this list (or see sparks, fire, or smoke), discontinue use of your air conditioning unit until it has been seen by an emergency air conditioning repair technician.
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