Keeping your air conditioner functioning properly when the warm weather hits is vital to staying comfortable. To reduce the risk of your AC unit breaking down during a hot day in West Palm Beach, Florida, it’s important to know which issues you should address immediately.

Reduced Airflow

If you notice that the air coming out of your vents is cool but you don’t get enough of it, you might have a problem with your AC unit’s drain line. The drain line directs excess condensation out of your home and can become clogged. A clog will reduce airflow from your system and cause a backup in your home. Therefore, it’s vital to get this issue resolved right away.

Unusual Sounds

You should never ignore strange noises coming from your AC unit. Whistling noises can indicate an air leak or problems with airflow. Gurgling noises can indicate a refrigerant leak. Grinding noises can mean that the components of the fan have been damaged.


You may think ice around your AC unit is sign the system is working hard to cool your home. But icing is a sign that something is wrong. It can occur when:

  • Air filters clog
  • You have a refrigerant leak
  • There are problems with the system’s operation

If your system ices, it may exhibit a lack of airflow from the vents, a wet air filter or cause higher than normal utility bills.

Burning Smells

Finally, a burning smell is a sign that it’s time to call in an HVAC pro. Your system could just be dirty, or it could have a major issue like damaged parts or electrical problems. Get this issue repaired immediately to avoid a fire hazardous and the associated risks.

Don’t wait for a small problem to cause major damage to your AC unit. Contact us at 561-202-1422. Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, Inc. will help diagnose your problem and get your system back up and running.

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