MBS Mechanical, Inc Blog: Archive for August, 2018

Why Is There Water All Around My AC?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

question-markYou may think that you know the warning signs to look out for when it comes to problems with your air conditioning system. An AC that is blowing warm air, for instance, is obviously a problem. An air conditioner that makes very loud noises when running, or that keeps shutting down rapidly, is an air conditioner that likely needs air conditioning repair in Columbia, MD. What about those problems that you didn’t realize may develop, though? What about something like an AC with a water leak?

Whoa whoa whoa, you may be thinking—a water leak? My air conditioner doesn’t have a water supply line. It doesn’t hold water in a tank. And it doesn’t have any use for water in its cooling process. So how could a water leak even be possible?  That’s what we are going to explore today, and you’re right—it’s not really a water leak. Or, at least, it’s not a water leak in the way that you’re probably thinking of it.

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What’s the Deal with Refrigerant Leaks?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

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With August upon us, homeowners throughout the area know that there is some serious heat yet to come. We are not even quite in the home stretch of the summer’s heat, truth be told, and this is not a point at which you can start to ignore potential signs of trouble with your air conditioning system in Columbia. Of course, we’d also argue that there is never a point at which you should be ignoring such warning signs, but that’s beside the case.

That being said, not all air conditioning problems are quite as serious as others. Any and all warning signs should be taken seriously, because even those that seem “minor” could be indicative of very serious issues. Many AC problems actually share warning signs, muddying the waters further, so your best bet is to have the situation assessed by a trained professional regardless of what the actual symptoms may be. You certainly would not want something like a refrigerant leak to go undiagnosed, after all.

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