3 Signs You Need Emergency AC Service
Now that summer is here, most Alpharetta homeowners have kicked their air conditioning systems into high gear in order to stave off the heat, but after having so much time being idle during the winter and parts of spring, jumping back into heavy use right away can dramatically increase the chances of something going wrong, especially if you haven't had your system properly tuned up yet. Having your system stop working in the middle of a hot summer day or night can be incredibly frustrating and uncomfortable, and in order to prevent getting stuck in the heat, one of the most important things you can do is familiarize yourself with some of the signs that indicate your system needs emergency repairs before it completely breaks down. To help you in that effort, our skilled air conditioning contractors have taken the time to compile this short list for your reading pleasure.
If you notice that your AC is starting to make strange noises while it's running, it might be time to call in a professional and have them take a look before things stop working entirely. Strange sounds coming from your unit usually indicate there's a mechanical failure inside the unit itself, whether something's broken or has just come loose. Either way, damaged components in your unit can easily cause more significant damage to occur if they aren't addressed in a timely manner, even leading to complete system failure eventually. Listen out for any sounds emanating from your home's air conditioning system that don't sound normal. If you hear any such noises, give A&K Service Heating & Cooling a call right away while repairs are still an option. If you wait too long to have the issue addressed, you could easily be looking at replacement costs as opposed to repairs.
Warm Or Hot Air From Your Vents
If you notice that you have warm or hot air coming from the vents throughout your home, it could indicate you have a blockage somewhere in your system, and it's in your best interest to have a professional come out to identify where the blockage is and how it can be cleared. These blockages can be anywhere in between your filters and your air ducts, but no matter where they are, it means that something is going seriously wrong with your system. Ignoring this issue can lead to a number of other issues in your system, including its complete breakdown over time if you aren't careful.
While it isn't uncommon to smell the faint odor of burning dust the first time you switch your system from cooling to heating in the winter, burning isn't something you should be smelling when you're running your air conditioning unit. If you notice a burning smell while your system is running, you should switch it off immediately and call in a professional. Burning or melting wiring or electrical components aren't something you should ever take lightly, and ignoring them or hoping that they will just go away on their own is a recipe for disaster.