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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.

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If your air conditioner trips the circuit breaker once in a blue moon, there probably isn’t a huge problem going on. When an appliance draws too many amps, the circuit breaker trips to prevent damage. However, if your air conditioner kicks on and it trips the circuit breaker often, even as sparsely as a few times per season, you have a problem.

Tripping the circuit breaker means either one of two problems – a problem with your circuit breaker or a problem with your air conditioner. If more than just your air conditioner is tripping the breaker, you will want to call an electrician out to handle any circuit breaker issues.

However, if you notice that it is specifically your air conditioner, you may worry that you need to get a new air conditioner. The good news is that increased amp usage usually isn’t difficult to fix. In fact, it is caused more often than not by a completely normal problem: debris.

Over time, your air conditioner can collect a lot of random debris on the inside. Leaves, sticks, dirt, grass – anything that can float on the breeze can end up inside your air conditioner. When this happens, it will affect its efficiency at cooling your home and dispersing heat. This means that your air conditioner needs to work harder and needs more amps to run. This, in return, can trip your circuit breaker if that becomes too much.

However, just because dirt and debris may be the cause doesn’t mean you can solve this yourself. Cleaning your air conditioner is one of those tasks that is usually done with regular yearly maintenance by your air conditioner repair service. They can make sure that all debris is cleared away and the coils inside the air conditioner that release heat are kept clean as well.

As a homeowner, you can address the underlying debris issue. One of the best options is to put something over the top to prevent debris from ending up inside. However, you need to remove the cover after the leaves have fallen to make sure your air conditioner can efficiently drain and dry to prevent rust issues.

Contact our team at M&M Mechanical, Inc. today for a professional opinion on your air conditioner.