Simple DIY maintenance in your Boca Raton, Florida, home saves you time and money, giving you a certain sense of pride. However, HVAC issues like electrical wiring, refrigerant leakage, and weird sounds require technical expertise and are best left to professionals. Trying to fix them on your own can cause a major damage and void your unit’s warranty.

Electrical Issues

Avoid working on anything that has got to do with electrical wiring and components. Handling electrical issues without proper training and skills can cause electrocution and fire hazards.

Common electrical issues in an HVAC system relate to exposed wiring, loose connections, short circuit, faulty capacitors, blown fuses and tripped breakers. If your system doesn’t turn on or suddenly shuts off, call in a trained HVAC service technician right away.

Refrigerant Leakage

If your HVAC system is blowing warm air or taking too long to cool your home, it may be due to the low refrigerant level. Charging the refrigerant may not solve the problem, because there might be a leak.

The refrigerant in an HVAC system must measure exactly as per the manufacturer’s specifications. Leaks usually happen in a valve, coils or the access port.

An experienced professional can figure out the exact spot of leakage and fix it. This often involves soldering.

Unusual Sounds

If your system is unusually loud it’s likely that some part of the equipment is loose or broken. You might hear sounds like rattling, grinding, squeaking or hissing.

Sometimes, the noise may come from the ductwork, fan or exterior vents. Noises can indicate inefficient operation, and they can cause damage without proper attention.

The certified service technicians at Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, Inc.  can perform an emergency AC repair when you it most. Homeowners in and around West Palm Beach can reach us anytime at 561-202-1422.

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