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Common AC Issues and How You Can Prevent Them

When your air conditioning system fails in any way, it’s only understandable that you want to get the issue solved as quickly as possible. Not only is a functional air conditioning system essential for keeping your home comfortable, but some types of air conditioning problems can actually be hazardous to your health. Here is a guide to some of the most frequent types of air conditioning issues—and some effective steps you can take to head them off.

No airflow from your vents. The most obvious sign that something is amiss with your air conditioning system is, of course, no air. If your AC system is running and nothing is coming out of your vents, the most likely reason is blocked air flow somewhere inside your system. Replacing your air filter regularly—at least once a month during times of frequent use—will help to prevent this problem.

A bad smell in the vents. If you can smell an unpleasant odor coming from any of your air conditioning vents, it could be the result of a condensate drain clog, a dirty coil, or a weakened air filtration system. If there is a burning smell, it’s often an electrical issue—and it means you should stop using your air conditioning system until it’s been looked at by a technician. The best way to avoid these types of issues is to schedule routine inspection and maintenance of your HVAC system by a professional.

Strange noises coming from your system. All air conditioning systems make some degree of noise, but you should pay attention to any new and unexpected sounds. The sound could be caused by a loose fan belt, or it could be a failing compressor; in any case, you should call an HVAC technician right away. Having all of the components of your system looked at and replaced when necessary by a professional is the best way to prevent this issue from occurring.

If your HVAC system is in need of a professional eye, our Sacramento company can provide you with first-class air conditioning repair services. Whatever your needs are, we offer 24-hour emergency services for air conditioning crises. If your existing system is outdated or inefficient, we also provide brand new air conditioning system installation—traditional, ductless, and zone control. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help your household, be sure to visit us on the Web and peruse our list of services. You can get some additional HVAC and plumbing pointers at our blog.