How Can You Tell When Your AC Needs Maintenance?

It's 100 degrees and your AC just went out. Now you face a miserable wait for a technician while the temperature in your home creeps upwards towards "uninhabitable."

Ideally, you would call the technician before your AC failed - so, how can you know in advance? Sounds from the unit or compressor are one of the indicators that something is wrong and you might be about to lose your cooling system. If your AC unit starts squealing or squeaking, you should do something about it quickly.

Noise from the compressor unit indicates a problem. Rattling means something is coming loose. Loud banging or clanking means you have a serious problem and should turn the unit off before more damage is done. A sound from the blower usually means something is caught on the blades and should be checked because it lowers the motor's efficiency.

In general, any noise from the compressor that you have not heard before is cause for concern. You should become familiar with any sounds your compressor unit makes during normal operation so you know if something is wrong. If you hear an unusual noise, call a qualified technician to inspect your system.

If your AC unit has failed and you need air conditioning repair or maintenance, contact the expert team at Air Zone Cooling & Heating today.

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