Temperatures stay hotter for longer now, which means that AC units have to work harder. In Limerick, Pennsylvania, it’s important for homeowners to find a reliable air conditioning service to keep their units running. At Platinum Plumbing and Heating, Inc., we provide AC services that they can count on. Here are some telltale signs that homeowners need to give us a call to fix their HVAC units.

Weird Noises Require Air Conditioning Service

Plumber Performing Air Conditioning ServiceLike all machinery, AC units make some noise. A rumble or hum when the air first cuts on is perfectly normal. However, some noises are clear signs that people need air conditioning service, including:

  • Grinding
  • Squealing
  • Squeaking
  • Clattering

When a unit starts to make these noises, it’s best to have a professional look at it. The sooner that homeowners do that, the better. Waiting might require that they fully repair or replace the units later.

Cooler Rooms Than Others

The whole point of a central air unit is to cool every room in the house at the same time. While temperatures between floors may vary slightly, rooms next to each other should feel about the same. When a central air unit can’t cool rooms to the same temperature, there’s an airflow problem.

Many things can cause airflow trouble. For example, bad or broken ductwork can prevent air from flowing throughout the house. However, the most common cause of rooms cooling differently is a bad or broken compressor.

Once the compressor goes bad, homeowners have to find an air conditioning service professional to fix it. To prevent this problem in the future, it’s important to have Platinum Plumbing and Heating, Inc., clean the unit every year.

Moisture Buildup Around the Air Unit

In general, people never want to see water or moisture build up around their air units. As soon as they notice condensation, it’s a clear sign that something isn’t working correctly. Keep in mind that condensation isn’t referring to the water that leaks into the drip pan.

Moisture build-up in the HVAC unit itself can cause a number of problems. First of all, moisture and electricity don’t mix. A buildup can cause a short circuit or fire. Homeowners should call Platinum Plumbing and Heating for air conditioning service immediately.

If there’s a lot of water pooling around the HVAC unit, then there’s a problem with drainage. When the unit runs a lot, it’s common for it to have a lot of water in the drip pan. This pan has a valve that drains water. If the drain becomes clogged, the unit could shut off automatically when it fills with too much water.

Broken Thermostat

Just because the HVAC isn’t cooling correctly doesn’t mean that there’s a problem with the unit itself. In fact, sometimes the problem stems from the control unit or thermostat. Over time, the temperature reading can become inaccurate. Our qualified professionals can either fix the thermostat or replace it.

Replacing or fixing a thermostat is something that only professionals should do. It requires a recalibration of the unit. If homeowners don’t know how to properly calibrate their units, they may experience more cooling problems later on.

Homeowners who want to upgrade their thermostats should also call us to install it. Replacing a thermostat requires electrical work, and it’s best for them not to attempt it without training.

Let Platinum Plumbing and Heating Keep Your AC Running

You don’t have to let long, hot seasons ruin your fun. We offer plenty of plumbing and heating services for all of your needs, including:

Don’t let high or low temperatures cause you and your family discomfort. Let Platinum Plumbing and Heating keep you cool in the summer and warm during the winter with our heating and cooling services. Call us today for a quote at 866-501-1728.