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January 10, 2014

Signs Your AC Unit Needs Maintenance

Tampa ACAs with any device that requires power, there can be signs that the wear and tear is beginning to be a bit much. Over time, daily use of an AC unit can really start to cause problems in the machine. There are ways to notice these negative changes, before the issue worsens or becomes more costly to repair. Many people tend to jump to the conclusion that a repairman will be immediately necessary, but there are ways to minimize any longstanding issues. Certain steps can be taken to the general upkeep of your business or home’s AC unit.

Signs to look out for include any out of the ordinary smells that may be emanating from the AC unit. Whether it is pungent, foul, or just strange, if your AC is making a smell that you are not used to it producing, then seeking help may be in order. This might just mean that there is mold growing inside of it, so getting it checked out as soon as possible could mean the difference between breathing in clean and fresh air and living among air that could potentially cause illness.

Noise is also a big issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. If you hear rattling or scraping noises, then there could be an issue with the AC unit that might cause it to break if it is not taken care of in a timely manner. The strange noises may not mean danger to yourself or your family, but their presence means that there is something wrong with the AC and to get it fixed sooner, rather than later, could mean spending less for the repairs.

Pools of water next to the AC means that a drain tube is blocked somehow or even broken altogether. Refrigerant leaking from the machine can mean trouble for the AC, so seeking professional assistance is also suggested. This is especially important if the issue is happening in cold weather, since liquids can easily form in to ice and cause greater damage down the road. On the same note, if your AC unit is lacking air flow, there could be something seriously wrong with the machine.

Is the AC unit in your Tampa home in need of maintenance? Call The Comfort Authority at 888-638-3792 and schedule a service call today!