With this stretch of hot weather we’re having, it’s likely you are having to run your air conditioner constantly. Often, it is when we need air conditioning the most that we notice our system may not be working at its optimal level. Below are the three most common repairs we get calls for. If you are noticing any of these issues, give MTB Heating and Air a call so we can fix the problem early before it becomes a major issue and a big expense.* Not enough cooling- If your a/c is blowing warm air or if your system isn’t providing you with enough cooling, make sure you call for a repair. This is not something that will fix itself and can indicate a serious problem. Often it is a clogged air filter but it could be a broken compressor, a bad fan or low refrigerant.
* Strange noises- When an a/c starts to make any new noises, it is usually a bad sign. Your air conditioner is made up of many moveable parts. When any of these begin to break down you will begin to hear noises. A squealing sound may indicate an old fan belt, Hissing often means a refrigerant leak. Gurgling often indicates low refrigerant levels.
* A/C won’t turn on- When your air conditioner won’t turn on at all, you have got a big problem. This could be caused by the capacitors for your fan and compressor motors. Capacitors help the motor start up and when they break the motor is unable to operate. Your system could also just be unplugged or it could be a faulty thermostat.
Indian Summer is HOT. If you are having an of the above issues or any others, don’t put off a repair until next cooling season. Taking care of it now will keep you cool and help prevent further damage and an even more costly repair down the road.
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