Ever hear a funny noise from your air conditioning system and wonder what is that sound? Or wonder if it is time to replace your system? Here are some frequently asked questions that we get about AC:
How do I know if my air conditioner (AC) is broken?
If your AC won’t turn on, try turning on the fan to see if the blower has any power.
If your air filter hasn’t been changed in over a month, the built up debris could be preventing proper airflow.
If your thermostat is blank, it may need new batteries.
If you checked all of these items, you may need to call a professional.
Why is my AC making noises?
A light humming sound is normal for an AC, but if you start to hear unusual sounds like buzzing, banging, rattling, this could be a sign that something is definitely wrong. Do not ignore the loud noises and call an expert.
What should I do before turning on my air conditioner?
Before you fire up your AC you should change your filter and clean the condenser and surrounding yard. Then have a professional AC tune-up to prepare for the hot spring/summer days.
When should I replace my AC?
AC’s can last somewhere between 10 to 20 years, sometimes longer if well taken care of. If you are continuously having problems with your AC and it is older, it may be more cost effective to have it replaced.
Why is my AC freezing up?
Most of the time when an AC freezes up it is caused from lack of refrigerant or air flow to the evaporator coils. If you notice that the AC is freezing up, we recommend turning it off to prevent further damage.
Why is my AC leaking condensation? Should I be worried?
A little condensation can be normal, however leaks can usually indicate that there’s a problem with the way the condensation is draining.
If you are experiencing any of these problems, we always recommend changing your filter and to get advice from an expert. To ensure that your air conditioner has a long life expectancy, we recommend yearly tune-ups before the hot season begins.
If you have any other air conditioning questions, feel free to give us a call at 715-580-0741
By regularly scheduling heating and cooling maintenance service visits, you are adding additional years of life to your systems.
Before your Maintenance service call with a technician:
If you can, identify the manufacturer and model number of your equipment to your technician. It is very helpful to know your equipment information ahead of time, but if you are not sure you should not try to open any equipment yourself.
During technician service:
The HVAC technician will perform a complete system check. We will inspect all parts of a system, clean it, and perform routine maintenance specific to your system.
A routine HVAC maintenance service call may include:
Inspecting main HVAC components
Checking for adequate air flow
Inspection of refrigerant lines
Clearing drain lines and pans
Inspecting exterior fan
Tightening electrical connections
Inspecting system controls
Inspecting and lubricating moving parts
Replacing parts that are showing wear and tear
Replacing air filters
Checking electrical connections
Steady airflow is crucial for indoor comfort. If you think you may have poor airflow, talk to your technician about checking ductwork. If we discover that your ductwork is leaking, we may recommend duct sealing.
Follow Up: Routinely servicing your systems by a licensed professional HVAC technician is just as important as taking your car to a mechanic for oil changes and maintenance. If you are interested in a possible extended service contract or agreement, talk to your technician about setting up a maintenance agreement. This is where the customer agrees to pay a set fee for routine maintenance to extend the life of your HVAC equipment.
Did you know that 75% of no heat calls are because of a lack in proper maintenance?
Why should you schedule a yearly furnace tune up?
Just like your car or any other expensive equipment, your furnace needs maintenance to keep operating for many years. A neglected system has to work overtime to keep your home conditioned and can cause failure. A tune up can also help improve energy efficiency and lower your utility bill. A yearly tune up is recommended to support the lifetime of your HVAC system.
What do they check when doing a furnace tune up?
First thing we do is a good cleaning of your system. A technician will adjust the parts and mechanism inside your furnace if necessary to catch any potential problems before they escalate. Other things we do during a tune up may include:
Test safety switches and limit switches
Inspecting ignition system
Checking heat operations
Cleaning the burners
Inspecting electrical connections
Change air filters
Schedule a furnace tune up today!
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