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Tampa Bay Air Conditioner Repair: Warning Signs You Don’t Want to Overlook

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Oh, air conditioning units… they can be such a love-hate relationship at times. The fact of the matter is that we need them, but like anything else in the world, Tampa Bay air conditioner repair is something that is needed. Although you cannot prevent many issues that commonly cause AC units to break down, there are certain “warning signs” you can be on the lookout for that should prompt you to reach out to a professional to avoid potentially costly damage.

Your air conditioning unit might be trying to warn you that it is in need of a repair, maintenance or a replacement. By knowing what to look and listen for, you can possibly avoid a full breakdown. Here are some warning signs air conditioners produce that you never want to overlook:

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  • Bad Odor: Foul smells coming from your HVAC system could be from a number of different things. If the smell is “burning” it could mean the unit is overheating, a musty smell could point to mold or mildew, or a pest could have gotten inside the unit.
  • Unusual Sounds: Your air conditioning unit normally makes low-level sounds when kicking on and off. However, if you hear any extremely loud sounds particularly something that sounds like a grinding, rattling, whistling, or squealing noise, there is likely something wrong or about to be with your unit. Strange noises could point to a potential sign that something is wrong inside the unit that will need further investigation.
  • High Electric Bills: Paying utility bills is a fact of life. However, if you notice that your electric cost substantially goes up in one month, do not overlook this. Oftentimes if your air conditioning runs less efficiently, your electricity bill will rise steeply. It could be a fluke, but on the off chance it is not, you may want an AC professional to inspect your unit.
  • Puddles: Your air conditioner relies on refrigerant to cool your home which may result in producing some condensation. Although this is normal, this liquid should never pool around your unit or enter your home. If you have been wiping up puddles, the AC system may be suffering a blocked or broken condensate drain. If this is left unaddressed, it could lead to damage to your home or nearby structures and/or become a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
  • Warm Air: If you feel the dreaded warm air come out of your unit and it is not in heating mode, restricted airflow or a compressor issue may be to blame.
  • Insufficient Airflow: If your air is flowing poorly, a faulty fan, dirty air filters, a blockage in your ducts, or a bad blower motor could all be potential causes for the inefficiency.

Think it might be time for your AC unit to be maintained or repaired? Or maybe it is time for a new system all together? The issues mentioned above typically will not go away on its own, so a professional tune-up is recommended. The Mason Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. Team will get to the bottom of your problem, recommend a solution and fix or replace the issues. Avoidance of these common problems could result in significant system damage if not addressed quickly and properly.

Mason Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. has been providing maintenance, repairs and installing new air conditioning units for years to the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Bradenton areas. To schedule your complimentary service visit today, please call 727-433-9853 or contact us online.

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