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Ask any HVAC expert and they will strongly advise you never to miss your yearly tune-up. However, what happens if you do decide to skip it? In most cases, nothing. Nothing at all will happen, and that is often the costly part. When you skip something that needs done and the world doesn’t come to an end, it makes you confident that you can skip it next year too.

While nothing may happen again the next time you skip an air conditioner tune-up, the longer you go, the more likely you are to have a problem. When you do manifest a problem, if you have skipped your tune-ups, it is likely to be a very expensive fix. Here is what is happening when you skip your yearly AC tune-up.

Dirty Air Filters

If you are accustomed to changing the filters yourself, then this may not be a big deal. However, changing an air filter can be part of air conditioning service. It not only ensures clean air in your home, but it ensures clean air is going into your air conditioner which will prevent clogs and other damage.

Clogged Drains

Unlike air filters, you probably aren’t used to checking the condensation drains in your air conditioner. Over time, debris can accumulate in these drains and prevent proper drainage. When this happens, water builds up, and when water builds up, rust happens.

Refrigerant Leaks

If refrigerant leaks are caught early, such as during a yearly tune-up, they can be easy to fix. You may not even need an expensive refrigerant refill because of it. However, refrigerant leaks can be slow, but you will notice them when your home no longer gets cold. Unfortunately, the longer you let it go, the more expensive it can be to fix. Furthermore, leaking refrigerant is not something you want lingering around your home.

If you have questions and/or need service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of team of HVAC professionals! We’re here to help.

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Air conditioning units are meant to withstand the weather. It will stand steadfast in rain and even hail, but even its sturdy construction is not immune to damage when it is submerged in flood waters. If your AC was faced with even minor flooding, here is what you can do to make sure it hasn’t been excessively damaged.

To prevent further damage after flood waters have hit your AC, you need to take action as soon as the flood waters recede. If flooding is in the forecast:

  • Ideally, as soon as you see the water rising, you should cut the electricity to your AC unit through the breaker box. The water can quickly short the electrical system in your AC, so this should be done as soon as possible.
  • Once the water has gone, you should help your air conditioner dry out. Outdoor AC units are designed to be very efficient at drying away moisture, which is why they are just fine in the rain. However, you can help it along by making sure all debris is removed around it so it can air out.
  • Once your AC has had a chance to dry out, be sure to call your AC company immediately for a service call. If you were slow turning off the electricity to your AC or were flooded with brackish water, the diagnosis will probably not look great. However, your AC repair technician will walk you through what all has been damaged, and what, if anything, can be done.

While your AC unit may be the most obvious concern, you will also want to have your duct work inspected, especially if you have floor duct work and there was a significant amount of flooding in your home. Unfortunately, unlike your AC unit, which may only need repair, flooded ducts often need to be replaced when exposed to moisture.

Contact our team of professionals today for more information – we’re here to help!

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Just as your car needs regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly, so does your air conditioner. Scheduling an air conditioning tune-up every spring and fall will ensure it keeps working as long as possible. Here are five signs that your heating and air system needs a tune-up.

Poor Airflow

Proper airflow is critical to keeping your home cool. If you notice weak airflow coming from your vents, it’s time to schedule an air conditioning tune-up. A lack of airflow is often a sign of a leaking air duct or a clogged filter. While replacing the air filter is a fairly simple task, leaking ducts will need to be repaired by an HVAC technician.

Blowing Warm Air

If your cooling system is blowing warm air, it’s a red flag. The lack of cooling may indicate a failing compressor, a dirty condenser unit, or a refrigerant leak. Have your cooling system inspected by an HVAC technician as soon as possible.

Increase In Energy Bills

When your air conditioner isn’t performing properly, it uses more energy to cool your home. A skyrocketing energy bill is a sign that you should have your heating and cooling system inspected. A tune-up will ensure your air conditioner is running at its best when you most need it.

Unpleasant Odors

Odors emitting from your vents are another sign you need your air conditioner inspected. A musty smell can be caused by mold in your ductwork. An electrical smell indicates that your system’s wiring may need replacing.

Noisy Operation

It’s normal to hear the motor humming and the air flowing through your cooling system. But loud clanking, rattling, or banging sounds may be a warning sign. You may have a broken or loose part, or a damaged blower motor. During an inspection, your technician can identify and fix the problem before it leads to an expensive breakdown.

Contact M&M Mechanical today to schedule your air conditioning tune-up.

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When the hot weather hits, it can make everyday tasks feel very uncomfortable. You want to enjoy the summer and all that comes with it. However, this can be difficult when you have to deal with sweating, humidity, and a rising temperature. If you have an air conditioning unit, you can escape from the heat for a while. Not sure what servicing you can get done for your air conditioning unit? Whatever it may be, M&M Mechanical, Inc. can help you out.

Repairs

Are you having an issue with your air conditioning unit? Maybe you are hearing rattling noises, cold air isn’t blowing out as it should, or not enough air is blowing out. Maybe your air conditioning unit won’t run at all. These are all common problems we see here at M&M Mechanical, Inc. The good news is that we offer professional air conditioning unit repairs.

Maintenance

You can also get maintenance services for your air conditioning unit. When you air conditioning unit sits almost all year without being used, it likely needs to be cleaned. There may be some filters or other things that need updating as well. This is why you need to make sure your air conditioning unit is properly maintained before you use it. The maintenance reduces the chances of you having issues with it when it is being used.

Installation

Last, but not least, you may need to have an air conditioning unit installed. Maybe you don’t yet have an air conditioning unit and you are tired of sitting around in the humidity of your home. Your old air conditioning unit may have given out or just needs to be updated. You can have professional air conditioning experts install a new unit for you.

Don’t let the heat get to you this summer. Call today to have you air conditioning unit repaired, maintained, or installed.

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Everything we purchase, from cars and homes to appliances and electronics, requires proper maintenance to keep performing at peak levels and their maximum lifespan. Your air conditioning system is an important investment and also requires proper routine service to ensure its overall functionality and energy efficiency. With the onset of the summer season, the highly skilled HVAC technicians here at M&M Mechanical, Inc. want to advise all our valued clients on the importance of routine AC services and tune-ups and the vital role they play in the overall comfort of your home and family.

Our team of friendly technicians is dedicated to providing AC services that not only help to extend the lifespan of your system but to ensure it performs at peak levels all summer long. HVAC systems consume a great deal of energy and in order to conserve that energy, lower your utility bills, help your pocketbook, and enjoy an efficient AC system, it is vital to have our techs perform regularly-scheduled AC maintenance and tune-ups.

When you choose the team here at M&M Mechanical, Inc. you are putting your trust into the hands of some of the best HVAC techs in the region. We strive to ensure the overall comfort of your home and family by providing you with routine services that will result in higher performance levels, boost energy conservation and minimize monthly costs. Without routine AC services and maintenance, a variety of problems can occur, from small refrigerant leaks to complete breakdowns.

It’s no doubt that summer is officially here, and if you have not yet scheduled your routine AC services, inspection or tune-up, then surely you have come to the right place. Contact our team of dedicated professionals here at M&M Mechanical, Inc. and schedule your service appointment today.