No one likes to spend more money than necessary on house repairs, homeowners need to be more vigilant about recognizing when their system is just beginning to malfunction. Even though it is not as accurate as a crystal ball, learning to spot the signs of early AC failure can still help you prevent a major catastrophe from occurring.
The clearest signs that your air conditioner needs troubleshooting include:
- The presence of condensation in the vents or additional leakage around the AC’s base
- Strange sounds like that of grinding, clanking, banging, groaning, or even hissing
- Your system can effectively cool your home one day, but has difficulty turning on the next
- Some of your rooms always end up feeling colder than others
- You have smelled a musty smell, similar to that of mold or mildew
- The system keeps short cycling on and off again at random intervals
- The top of the unit feels very warm or even hot when you touch it
“Just moved into a historic townhouse and my 13-year-old mini-split system died within 2 weeks of moving in and required a replacement. TriState provided, by FAR, the best price while also offering the highest end system PLUS they provided the best financing (via GreenSky). The installers were professional and did a really great job. Ultimately, TriState blew away the competition on price, timeliness of the installation, system quality, and financing.”Kevin K.
Why Trying to Fix Your AC on Your Own Is Not a Good Idea
Your air conditioner is an extremely complicated machine, no matter how simple it may look from the outside. There are also multiple types of ACs, ranging from central air systems that utilize ductwork to mini ductless units that provide air to each room.
This would mean that you need to learn the right method of taking apart the distinct brand or model of a particular kind of air conditioner – and that’s just the beginning. In the process of trying to identify and then replace the part that was malfunctioning, you could easily remove the wrong piece. You might even accidentally damage the delicate components nearby, all of which will add up to a highly expensive replacement cost. By directly speaking to an AC specialist from the beginning, you can save yourself from a lot of frustration, so talk to our team at TriState Home Services immediately.
Reach out to us today at (301) 969-9353 or contact our team online if you have any questions related to AC repairs in Frederick County.
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