For 30 years now, REE mechanical has been answering Temecula’s questions about air conditioning. We know you want your home to be as comfortable as possible, and we want the same thing.
We often get asked the same questions time and time again; so before you go spending too much of your precious time Googling your air conditioning queries, here are the answers to the top five questions we get asked.
“What does the sound my AC is making mean?”
Your air conditioner should be cooling your home quietly and efficiently. So, any time it is making too much noise, it is likely time to have a look “under the hood,” even if it’s just for a minor repair.
To get to the bottom of what may be going on, you need to know what kind of sound your ac unit is making. Are you hearing any of these?
Something could be loose inside of your system, or it could be a simple issue with your thermostat. Both are relatively easy fixes but will definitely require professional help.
This may be a little more serious. This is a clear sign that something is loose and knocking around. It could be in the rod/crankshaft, an unbalanced blower, or it could be in the compressor. But what you really need to know is that this problem is definitely not going away anytime soon. It could lead to even more serious issues if not addressed.
No, it’s not your stomach. A gurgling noise usually means there is a leak in your refrigerant. A hissing sound means it has turned into a big leak. This is a “turn the AC off and call a professional ASAP” type of issue.
When you’re hearing a squealing noise, it means an indoor or outdoor fan or blower wheel are in need of some attention or replacement. Again, these things won’t fix themselves, and you should have an expert take a look at it.
“My AC is running, but it isn’t blowing cold air.”
This can be for a number of reasons: your air filter could be in need of replacement, you have leaky ductwork, your refrigerant is in need of re-pressurization, or you have a tripped circuit breaker. Keeping up with regular maintenance on your air conditioner is the best way to prevent this from happening.
“How often should I get an AC tune up?”
You wouldn’t go a full year without having your car looked at or at least the oil changed would you? We recommend scheduling professional maintenance on your system at least once a year. Proper maintenance has proven to prevent nearly 80% of all AC repair calls. This is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the lifespan of your home comfort system.
“Should I repair or just replace my air conditioner?”
This can depend on a few different factors. Following this table can help you determine what the best option for your home is:
“How do I get started on a repair?”
This is the easiest answer of the bunch: You call the Southern California HVAC experts at REE Mechanical! Our professional factory-trained technicians will diagnose and repair your home’s cooling, no matter what manufacturer or type. We want to get you and your family comfortable again in your Temecula home — and save you money by preventing costly breakdowns and ever-climbing monthly energy bills. So, why wait to get your home comfort system running as efficiently as it can?
Not sure what’s wrong with your home’s air conditioner? The trained experts at REE Mechanical are here to help. Contact Us or call 1 (855) 636-8216 to schedule your AC repair today.