If you notice something is off in your HVAC system, trust our team to solve the problem quickly. Waiting on necessary repairs can cause more damage to your unit for future costly repairs or a complete replacement.
Frequent AC problems include:
- Frozen lines
- Foul odors
- Capacitor failure
Your unit may begin to smell unpleasant because of mold that produces a musty odor, overheating causing a burnt smell, or a gas leak that emits a rotten egg scent. This may be caused by a lack of maintenance, cleaning, or repair. If you have a gas leak, turn off your unit right away and call our team for emergency services. Capacitor failure is also because of a lack of maintenance. Signs it’s going out include constant cycling or clicking.
Evaporator lines can freeze because of a lack of air during usage. This may be caused by dirty coils or cold weather stopping warm air from reaching the refrigerant. This is often a problem with the change of seasons if your AC hasn't been used recently. Keep your fan running but turn the unit off to thaw the lines. If this doesn’t unfreeze the lines, call Brandt’s Heating & Cooling for expert AC repair in Kokomo.
How Often Should I Seek Maintenance for My AC Unit?
Your air conditioner is supposed to last between 15-20 years, but without annual tune-ups, you’ll experience constant repairs before needing a replacement in ten years or less. Biannual maintenance or check-ups allows our team to notice any failing parts, clean dirty coils or filters, and improve the efficiency of your unit. As a homeowner, you should take a few maintenance steps between our professional, biannual checkups.
Dust and debris in the air are usually caught with an HVAC filter. When it’s dirty or clogged, your unit may lose efficiency, or excessive dust may enter your ductwork. This can cause more severe allergies, asthma symptoms, or clog ducts for lousy airflow. Depending on your filter, it may need to be replaced every one to three months. However, if you smoke, suffer from allergies, or have pets, it may need to be changed more often.
The part of your AC unit that resides outside is your condenser. This part of your system is constantly exposed to weather, dirt, branches, or small animals. Keep the area around your condenser clean by trimming back greenery within a five-foot radius. Also, watch for squirrels or mice nesting as these animals can chew on wiring and cause shortages. When you’re not using your air conditioner, your condensate drain can clog and cause poor air quality. Pour a cup of vinegar down the drain between seasons, or call our team for long-term solutions.
For an HVAC system that lasts a long time, trust Brandt’s Heating & Cooling for expert AC Repair in Kokomo. Whenever you need solutions, we’re here with 24/7 solutions.
Don’t wait for your system to shut down before maintaining or repairing your unit! Schedule your free estimate by calling us at (765) 252-4772.