Is your AC unit in need of maintenance?
A home’s air conditioning system is one of the most important appliances in the home. It not only supplies the family with comfortable cool air on hot summer days, but helps keep the air in the house healthy. Air conditioning systems also work as a dehumidifier. Removing moisture from the air helps to inhibit mold growth. Mold spores that are released into the air are responsible for allergies and other health problems. If problems are suspected with the central air, a professional service should be contacted to inspect the system and repair any problems if necessary.
One of the signs that the air conditioning needs repair is decreased air flow. Poor air flow is often due to a failing air compressor unit. Another cause of reduced output is occluded or damaged duct work. Duct work problems are often indicated when some rooms in the house receive good air output while others do not.
A central air unit that starts making strange noises most likely needs to be repaired. If there is an onset of unusual noises, the system needs to be inspected right away. The noise is probably coming from a loose or damaged part and if the unit is allowed to run in the present condition, more serious and costly damage will most likely ensue.
Unpleasant odors emanating from an air conditioning system can be indicative of different types of problems. Insulation around the unit’s wiring can sometimes burn resulting in a bad odor. Burning is a safety issue and an air conditioning service should be called in to investigate the problem. Mold in the duct work is also a source of odor from the central air unit and the ducts will need to be professionally cleaned to remove it completely.
A home’s air conditioning unit plays a vital part in maintaining a comfortable and healthy climate in the house. Routine maintenance and occasional repair work should be left in the care of a qualified air conditioning technician.
Is the AC in your Overland Park home in need of repairs? Call us at (913) 713-5911 and schedule a service call today!