For any season, a working air conditioning system is essential for making your home livable. To prolong the life of your air conditioning system, knowing the different signs of damage and their causes is crucial for helping diagnose the causes, and severity, of your unit’s issues. Common signs of damage and problems with your air conditioning unit include:
Bent fins are usually caused by pressure on or damage to the casing of your air conditioning unit and are an easy fix if handled correctly. Once you turn the machine off completely, a butterknife can be used to bend any damaged fins back into place.
The smell of your AC unit can be indicative of various issues, ranging from electrical fires to mold and mildew. Knowing what smells are normal, and which are not, can help diagnose any major issues with your air conditioning unit.
Depending on the kind and amount of liquid near your unit, either water or chemical, the issue causing this leakage can range from excess condensation to internal, mechanical, or parts issues that need more serious repairs.
Strange noises coming from any piece of machinery are never a good sign, especially with your AC unit. These noises can come from items trapped in your air ducts, loose parts in the unit, or problems with the overall pieces themselves.
Seeking Help With Your AC Unit
Depending on the severity of the issues, as well as how long the issue has persisted, the help of a professional air conditioning technician may be needed to properly diagnose and repair your unit issues. At D. Rohde Heating, Plumbing & AC, our team of skilled HVAC technicians can help evaluate the issues with your air conditioning unit and help fix or repair any broken or out-of-place parts. For more information on our team, including a full list of services, visit our website and contact us for a consultation with one of our technicians today.