Many homeowners are choosing to perform general maintenance on their air conditioning systems themselves to save money. While there are many things that you can do yourself such as cleaning the coils or changing the filters, it’s important to know when to call in a professional HVAC repair service. There are some jobs that homeowners are not equipped to do and a professional HVAC company will have the tools and trained professionals available to take care of these problems.
Here are a few situations when you should call a professional HVAC repair service to check out your system.
If your HVAC system is making strange noises, then that’s a sure sign you need to call in a professional. A number of different things can cause this problem that range from having a loose panel to worn out parts. Check your system and if you don’t see anything wrong but you’re hearing strange noises coming from inside the unit, it’s best to turn off your system and call your AC repair company right away.
If it’s a worn or loose part and you continue to run the unit, it could cause serious damage that will take more time and money to fix. If it’s something serious, you could damage your unit beyond repair by leaving it on. Hearing strange noises could also mean that your system is old, outdated and needs to be replaced.
If you noticed your HVAC system is running hot or if ice is forming on the coils, then you need a professional technician to check it out to find out what is causing the problem. When ice forms on the coils, this usually means that the Freon level is below normal. You’ll need a technician to come out and check the level of Freon before replacing it because adding too much can seriously damage your system. The technician will also look for the leak and make repairs so you don’t have the same problem again in a few weeks.
When your HVAC unit is not cooling properly and you’ve already changed the filters, cleaned the coils and cleared all grass and debris away from the unit, then it’s time to call in a professional. They can check your system to determine what is causing the problem and then make the necessary repairs. A blockage in your duct system could be obstructing air flow or it could be time to consider installing a new unit. You’ll need a professional technician to solve either one of these problems.
Performing general maintenance on your HVAC system is a good idea and there are several things that you can do to extend the life of your unit and save money on repairs in the process. However, when something just doesn’t seem right or you’re experiencing any of the problems above, it’s time to call in a professional to locate the source of the problem and to make the necessary repairs. Waiting could actually be more expensive in the end.
40 Degrees Air & Refrigeration is located in both the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area and we are available for all of your HVAC repair needs. Our trained technicians will inspect your unit and provide you with a free estimate of what it will take to fix your system before beginning the work. We offer 24/7 AC emergency repair service and we also provide professional installation on all new units.« How You Can Reduce Your Company’s Air Conditioning Repair Bills Try These Simple Solutions to Common AC Problems before Calling a Professional »