When something goes wrong with your home’s cooling system, it can be tempting to perform do-it-yourself fixes. While changing the air filter is normally a safe task to carry out yourself, most other repair and maintenance tasks require a professional service technician. Here are three signs it’s time to have an air conditioner service technician visit your Roxboro, North Carolina, home:
Loud Noises (Like Banging)
If you notice banging or clanking coming from the air conditioner, this is a good indication to call a service technician right away. High-pitched noises and buzzing are also two other sounds to listen for. Any of these sounds can be a sign of loose connectors in the cooling system, which can cause severe damage. If you notice weird sounds coming from the AC system, turn it off immediately. As a result, you’ll prevent further damage to the system. An effective way to prevent strange AC noises is to invest in regular HVAC maintenance.
Weird Smells (Like Burning)
If you ever smell a metallic stench or the smell of a penny over a flame coming from the AC system, this is a sign of burnt wiring. It’s a very serious problem. Power off the AC system immediately and schedule an emergency repair. If you notice a stale or musty smell, you should shut down the cooling system and have your home inspected for biological growth, which can negatively impact air quality for you and your family.
No Cold Air Blowing From the Vents
There’s nothing worse than turning on the air conditioner only to discover hot air blowing through the air vents. Sometimes, something as simple as repairing a refrigerant leak can fix this problem. Other times the problem may require more extensive repairs and replacements. You may even have to upgrade the cooling system. One of our service technicians can fully inspect the problem and help you come to a satisfactory conclusion.
Contact Regan & Son Heating & Air at 336-542-5188 today if you notice any of the signs mentioned above. Our service technicians can inspect and repair your AC system in a timely manner.
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