For Auburndale, FL homeowners, a malfunctioning air conditioner can turn life upside down. Fortunately, most common AC repairs are easily preventable with our professional AC services. Here’s what can happen when you don’t maintain your system:
Clogged Condensate Drain Line
The moisture your AC removes from indoor air exits the system via the condensate line. That drain can get clogged with dirt and algae. Water can back up into your air conditioner and freeze on the cooling coil. It can overflow the drain pan and leave puddles on your floor. Over time, it can damage your drywall, discolor your walls, and create leaks in your ceiling.
If your AC is blowing hot air, you might have a refrigerant leak. This is especially likely if you also have weak airflow and puddles on your floor. These leaks are caused by cracks in the cooling coil where frosty buildup can turn the coil into an ice block. If not addressed promptly, a refrigerant leak can destroy the compressor.
Dirty AC Filter
Running an air conditioner with a dirty filter is asking for trouble. Filters should be changed when you can’t see much light through the dirt. Clogged filters overwork your AC. Dirt gets into the system and into your home. The cooling coil could freeze up, and limited airflow could bring down the system.
Healthy air conditioners should not make weird noises. Clanking, chattering, rattling and banging usually mean worn, loose, or broken parts. The compressor may be going bad, or the blower could be unbalanced. Clicking, humming, and buzzing suggest an electrical problem. Squeals indicate blower or fan issues, whereas screaming usually means a refrigerant leak or high pressure inside the compressor.
Preventive maintenance plans at Wards Air Conditioning keep these and other common AC repairs at bay. Call us at 863-225-7202 for professional AC services.