Approximately 84% of all properties across the United States have some sort of air conditioning. In fact, the United States uses more air conditioning than all other nations combined. Even though snow is falling and winter will remain here for a while, it’s important to at least stay on top of your AC maintenance and avoid some costly and damaging problems.

By working with professional air conditioning repair services, you can ensure that your home’s AC units are functioning properly, allowing you and your family to not only remain comfortable when the summer comes back, but to save a significant amount of money, as well.

In addition to working with AC repair professionals, the best way to prevent expensive and damaging problems is to know how to identify — and prevent — common AC repair issues.

Here are some common AC repair issues to keep an eye out for:

  1. Leaking — One of the most common AC problems involves unit leakage. When your AC unit is working properly, the condensation within is properly drained. Sometimes, the condensate pump can stop working due to blocked pipes, causing unit leakage. The best way to fix this issue is to clear the condensation drain pipe with a bleach solution.
  2. Strange noises coming from the unit — Squealing and screeching sounds might mean that there is a problem with the motor or a faulty belt — adding lubricant to the oil port should help. Rattling, thumping, clanging, and banging sounds typically mean there is a problem with the actual blower assembly — it’s best to call a professional right away if this is the case. And repetitive smacking sounds could mean that something is logged in the blower blades — try turning off the unit and insect the blower for debris.
  3. Air not coming out of the registers — If there isn’t any air coming out of the unit, that could mean that the fan isn’t running properly or at all. This can be fixed by simply resetting the breaker, but can lead to serious issues if you ignore it. Additionally, the blower belt could be the reason air isn’t coming out of the registers, so you should have it replaced.

If you want to learn more about identifying some of these common AC repair issues or work with maintenance professionals, give Complete Pro Air a call today.