It should be no surprise to you that we are in the heat of summer! As we approach the 4th of July, we are almost halfway through our hottest season of the year. Pretty soon the kids will be back in school and we will be at peace again, but until then, lets enjoy a few ice cold drinks by the pool! To be able to do that, we need to rest assured that what cools your home is in tip-top shape. Even if you have signed up for a service agreement with Beach Air and one of our techs has been by to do routine maintenance, there’s still a chance that one of these common mid-summer AC repairs may need to be done.
You have lived in your home long enough to know what you air conditioner sounds like. If something seems a bit off and you start to hear unfamiliar noises, then most likely there is an issue with your unit. If you hear clanging or clattering, you could be experiencing loose mechanical parts. Hissing could mean that you have a refrigerant leak. A screeching or grinding noise could mean that your motor is wearing down and it could burn out. If you hear something strange, give Beach Air a call.
Is your living room cool, but your bedroom warm? If one or more of your rooms aren’t receiving the same level of cooling comfort as others, then you most likely have an issue. It could be due to poor insulation, windows that need caulk or something else. You may need a new air conditioner altogether. Now, we aren’t going to sell you something that you don’t need, but we will advise you if you do need to upgrade from your current system.
There is often a misconception that refrigerant runs out just like gasoline in a vehicle would. That’s simply not true. Your air conditioner is stocked with enough refrigerant ideally to last for the lifespan of the unit. If you are losing refrigerant, then that means that you must have a leak. Our solution to this problem is to get to the root of the issue and repair the leak.
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