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Air Conditioning Repair: Mechanical Problems

We’ve already begun the cooling season in Rockville, MD, and if you haven’t had a comprehensive professional inspection of your air conditioning equipment, now is the time to do it. Spring is a great time for cleaning and maintenance, whether you have central air, a ductless mini split system, or a heat pump. For effective and efficient cooling all summer long, you need to make sure that your AC is clean, and free of any mechanical problems.

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Let’s look at a few common mechanical problems that may affect your air conditioning system this cooling season:

  • Dry bearings in the blower motor: If you hear a grinding noise during operation, then you may have dry bearings in the motor of your blower. This can place your entire system at risk. Your blower motor sends conditioned air throughout your ductwork and into your living space, and its bearings are designed to make that process efficient and responsive. A mechanical problem in the motor may require blower motor replacement.
  • Clogged air filter: This is one of the most common airflow blockage issues we encounter. Fortunately, it’s also one of the most preventable. Check your air conditioner’s air filter at least once a month to see if it is dirty, and when it is, make sure you replace it. Consult with a pro to find the right type of filter. You need a balance between effectiveness and airflow efficiency.
  • Leaking condensate drain: Your air conditioning system cools air by the process of evaporation. The chemically designed refrigerant fluctuates its temperature radically when it is pressurized. As your warm indoor air runs over the cold refrigerant in the evaporator coils, it turns it into a hot gas. In the process, your air is cooled, and the water vapor in the air condenses into a pan fitted beneath the coils. A pipe connecting this pan and a drain is known as the condensate drain and when it leaks, it can cause serious problems in your air handler.

These are just a few of the mechanical problems that can develop in your AC. For more information, or to schedule Rockville, MD air conditioning repair, call the experts at Tuckers’ Air Conditioning & Heating today!