Summers in Murrells Inlet are hot and humid, but it’s a beach community, so no one minds. The only exception is when you arrive home after a day of outdoor fun only to find that your air conditioner has jumped ship. The best way to avoid this disappointing scenario is to make sure your AC is summer-ready before summer actually arrives. Schedule air conditioner maintenance, but also check your system for these four signs of trouble. If you think your AC might have issues, schedule AC repair as well as a tuneup to ensure that a downed system won’t spoil your summer fun.
1. Unusual Noises
Strange sounds that weren’t there the last time you checked are almost always a sign of trouble. Clunking, squealing, grinding, and other alarming sounds signal that something in your system is about to give. Turn off the unit and leave it that way until an HVAC technician can check it out.
2. Weak Airflow
If your system blows cold air but the airflow is weak, there’s a problem somewhere in the system. It could be a dirty air filter, blower or ductwork issues, or a frozen evaporator coil. Replace the filter if it’s dirty to see if that restores airflow to normal. If not, turn off the unit and call for help.
3. Puddles Near The AC Unit
Puddles are usually caused by a blocked condensate drain. It must be fixed, or it can cause water damage in your home. It’s not a major problem; the solution is to remove whatever is blocking the drain.
4. Indoor Temperature Doesn’t Match Thermostat Setting
Your AC unit may be blowing cold air just fine, but it’s not cooling your home according to the thermostat setting. In most cases, this is a thermostat problem, and it’s usually easy to fix.
To learn about other AC repair issues or to troubleshoot your system with a Murrells Inlet HVAC professional, visit Air Doctor Services, Inc. or call today!