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4 Most Common AC Issues in Southern Homes

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It gets downright hot in Atlanta during the summer, so homeowners need a reliable air conditioning system.

Even with a top-of-the-line AC, you may still experience some issues from time to time.

Knowing the most common air conditioner problems and the repairs that resolve the issue can save you money, time, and stress — and help your family stay comfortable when the temperature soars.

Dust Buildup

Do you know the last time that you changed your HVAC system’s air filter? Infrequent air filter changes and lack of routine maintenance can cause serious dust buildup inside your unit.

Not only will this force your air conditioner to work harder and longer to get to the right temperature, but it can also shorten the life span of your AC unit.

You should schedule routine AC maintenance every spring to ensure that any dust buildup is cleaned out. You’ll also need to replace your air filters at least every three months, but you should change them more often if you have pets or suffer from respiratory issues.

Leaky Air Conditioner

You may be dealing with a leak if you notice a puddle or moisture around your AC unit. Air conditioner leaks are often caused by condensate lines clogged by debris, dust, and airborne particles.

A knowledgeable HVAC contractor can clear the blockage to stop the leak and restore proper system function.

Warm Air From Your Air Conditioner

Nothing’s worse than realizing your home feels hot, only to notice warm air coming from your vents.

If your air conditioner is blowing warm air, the culprit is likely low refrigerant caused by a leak.

Contact a technician for AC repair, and they’ll find and repair the source of the leak and refill the refrigerant.

Loud AC Operation

Is it difficult to hear your own thoughts over your noisy air conditioner? Are you noticing unusual sounds when your AC unit is on? Some noise is normal, but a particularly loud air conditioner is cause for concern.

Pay attention to the sound because it may clue you into the problem. For example, damaged belts can cause screeching, while faulty fans may cause rattling.

Your local HVAC technician can pinpoint the source of the unusual noise and resolve the root issue. You’ll be able to enjoy peace and quiet while staying cool and comfortable.

Why Choose United Air Temp for AC Services?

If your air conditioner is malfunctioning, don’t stress. You can rely on the professionals at United Air Temp for fast and reliable air conditioning repair when you need it most.

We’re also available for 24/7 emergency service because we know that AC problems happen at the most inopportune times.

Do you need AC repair maintenance in Atlanta or the surrounding areas? Schedule an appointment with UAT by calling (404) 467-2148 now.

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