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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

Three Troubleshooting Tips For Window A/C Units

by Jamie Shaw

Air conditioning is a real blessing for anyone who lives in climates that experience high temperatures. Without AC blasting cold air into the property, the indoor temperatures would soar to dangerous levels. There are two types of AC units that a person will usually choose for a residential property: central air units or window units. Window units are great because they are small enough to remove and install in other rooms or residences without any hassle. Keeping them running day after day can cause some wear and tear issues, though. This guide goes over some common problems of window air conditioners and what may cause them.

Strange Noises

The typical window unit will cause a bit of noise when it is running. There are some noises that it is not supposed to make and can point to a problem. For instance, a squealing noise coming from the AC appliance means that the fan belt is malfunctioning. Turn the appliance off and open it up to access the belt. If you need help finding it, check your owner's manual for the diagram of the unit. Most likely, the fan belt has slipped out of place and just needs to be slipped back in. Other times, the fan belt is damaged and has broken so it can no longer cycle properly. You will need a new fan belt if this is the case.

Water Leaking

Water leaking from the unit is not only a bad sign but can cause water damage if it is not caught in time. Inside the AC is an evaporator coil, which makes condensation. The condensation is supposed to drip onto a pan inside the unit. If the AC is not at the correct angle, it will not run into the pan and will leak out everywhere. So make sure your air conditioner is angled correctly and the water is dripping into the pan and through the drain tube.

Not Blowing Cold Air

An AC appliance that doesn't blow cold air may have a broken condenser coil. Locate the coil inside the air conditioner and check it for signs of damage. You may need to clean it off a bit, too. If it looks good, the issue might be the air filter. Remove the filter from the appliance and clean it with a damp rag. If it is damaged, you need to replace it with a new one.

If you cannot troubleshoot the air conditioning unit by yourself, you likely need to contact a company like Bergmann Heating & Air Conditioning. Professionals will be able to pinpoint the problem and fix it for you.