It is almost #AirConditioner time. Here are some tips to listen and watch for.
It’s nearly scandalous. We get phone calls during spring for a variety of service reasons. Sometimes the whole repair could’ve been avoided if you’d been listening to your AC’s secrets. Here’s what I mean:
Funny noises that aren’t funny. Sometimes a homeowner will hear these noises at start up, but then they go away, so they assume all is ‘ok.’ Then the noises last longer or get louder, and most homeowners have numbed themselves into believing, “Oh, it just does that.”
Could be a loose damper, which is very easily fixed. Or maybe a bearing is going bad. A tiny little ball designed to reduce friction has quit doing that, and the machine is screaming in protest for some attention. If you don’t fix it the machine can and will often self-destruct the bearing assembly.
As you would imagine, not cheap. Yet if caught in time, a shot of lubricant…
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