Spring has sprung! Now that winter is finally behind us, it’s time to start considering a component of your home that gets used a lot this time of year – your air conditioner. After months of no use, there are a few things you should look out for when you turn your system on for the first time this spring. These issues could mean your system needs to be repaired or replaced. If you find yourself having any of the problems below, give the guys at Blazer Heating & Air a call!
Warm air – The biggest sign that something is wrong with your air conditioner is when it’s not blowing cool air. Usually, this problem can be fixed by refilling the coolant, which can be very quickly by an expert. Sometimes, though, it may be a sign of a larger (and more expensive) issue. It’s important to get it checked out right away!
- Loud noises – Air conditioners aren’t designed to be noisy systems. If you’re hearing more noise than usual coming from your unit, it’s time to call an expert to do a system check.
- Weak airflow – The quality of air flow from your air conditioner depends largely on the age of your air filter. If you have changed your filter lately and are still experiencing weakened air flow, you’ll need to call a professional. This could be a sign of a larger blower problem with your system.
- Leaks – If you start to notice leaks around or near your system, have an expert check it out right away. It could be a refrigerant leak, which is a serious health risk to both you and your family! It could also be because of a blocked or broken drain tube. While this is not as serious as a refrigerant leak, it should be fixed immediately to avoid mold problems.
- Strange smells – Musty smells coming from your air conditioner generally indicate mold inside your unit or ductwork. More pungent smells could be a sign that your air conditioner’s wire insulation has burned out.
If you’re experiencing any of these problems, contact an expert at Blazer Heating & Air right away. To prevent these issues in the future, we recommend having an expert perform regular maintenance on your system once or twice yearly. This will keep your air conditioner running smoothly year round.