During the hot summer months, Texas homeowners will use their ACs more often to maintain a comfortable temperature within their houses. However, air conditioners can face many problems, some of which could be fixed by homeowners while others may require air conditioning repair services.
Champion Home Services, your San Antonio HVAC Company, has provided a list of possible AC problems, how to fix them and when to call a professional. For emergency repair services, Champion Home Services 24/7 repair services ensure that someone is always ready to come and fix your air unit.
Your Air Conditioning Isn’t Cooling Properly
When ACs aren’t cooling properly, they will produce little cold air, hot or warm air or none at all. Any of these could be for a variety of different reasons. Producing little or no cold air, for instance, could mean there is a problem with the compressor or ducts. If your AC is producing warm air, your system could have low or leaking refrigerant.
Some of the problems behind why an air conditioner isn’t cooling properly could be fixed by flipping a switch or changing an air filter. However, problems such as a broken fan or leaking coolant will require AC repair services. If the problem is serious, or you are unsure of how to fix it, call a professional and schedule repair work.
Your AC Is Frozen
Air conditioners could become frozen after a bad blizzard or cold night. Before calling for assistance, you could attempt to fix the issue yourself. Turn off the unit and its fan and, once thawed, wipe it off and dry the coils to prevent future freezing. If this doesn’t work, or the unit continues to freeze, call a professional.
A Clogged Drain Line
Blockages caused by mold or algae are relatively common due to water flowing through the drain. This results in a clogged drain line that can end up requiring emergency repair services. You can prevent this situation by getting your air conditioning serviced regularly.
If you have a bad feeling that your drain is clogged, turn off your HVAC system and locate the drain line access points. Next, measure out one cup of hot water and pour it down the drain. If the water flows down, then there is no problem, if the water comes out the way it was put in, call for services.
Loud Noises Are Coming From Your Air Conditioner
Noises that can possibly come from your air conditioner include clanking, buzzing and banging. All have different reasons behind them that range in severity. Scraping or grinding, for instance, could mean that the belt is out of place. If this is the case, call a licensed specialist immediately so further damage, which could be more expensive to fix, doesn’t occur.
Bad Smells Are Coming Out Of Your AC Unit
Any smells that are coming out of your air conditioner should be investigated immediately. A sharp, burnt, metallic smell, similar to metal over an open flame, indicates that the wire inside the HVAC unit is possibly burning. This situation requires you to call for air conditioning repair services immediately.
Mold inside the unit itself is often indicated by a stale or musty smell. In this scenario, your unit will require cleaning. If you sense any strange smells inside your home are coming from your HVAC system, turn it off and call a licensed technician.
Call Champion Home Services Any Time Of Day!
Keep an eye on your air conditioner to stay aware of any problems that may arise. If you find a problem with the unit and think you can fix it yourself, attempt to do so. If help is required, no matter the time, call Champion Home Services and have the professionals fix your unit as soon as possible.