As the weather warms up, it is important to ensure your air conditioner is running at full capacity. This will help you stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer days. There are several signs you can look for to alert you to a problem with your air conditioner.
- Unusual noises. Rumbling, squealing, grinding, or grating sounds from your air conditioner may be a sign that there is a problem. A component inside the unit may have slipped out of place, the motor’s bearings may be broken, or the parts may need lubrication. Whatever the case, it is important to seek professional assistance as soon as you notice unusual sounds coming from your system.
- Strange odors. Acrid, burnt, or pungent smells from your air conditioner are also signs of a problem. The wiring insulation inside the air conditioner may have become burnt. Furthermore, a musty smell may be a sign that there is mold growing in the air conditioning unit.
- Inefficiency. If you run the system for hours but your home is still warm and humid, it may be that the system is not functioning efficiently, or that it has broken down completely. If the system is clogged, broken, or old, it may have to work harder and longer to keep you cool. This will drive up your energy bills.
- Leaks. If you notice moisture around your air conditioning unit, it may be that the refrigerant is leaking. Ice on the copper refrigerant lines that run out of the condenser is also a sign that there is a problem with the system. A tube may be clogged or broken, or something else may be causing a leak.
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Winters® Home Services repairs, installs, and maintains air conditioning units for homeowners in eastern Massachusetts. We understand the importance of having an efficient and functional air conditioner during summer. Our Boston HVAC technicians will work quickly to inspect your unit and repair necessary parts to leave it running smoothly. With our services, you can rest assured knowing your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool all year round.