MBS Mechanical, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioner’

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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Nobody Told Me My AC Could Leak Water Everywhere!

Monday, July 9th, 2018

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There are a lot of potential problems that you may encounter with your air conditioning system over the course of the cooling season. We would love to tell you otherwise, but our honesty and integrity are far too important to us to stretch the truth in such matters. No air conditioner, even when expertly manufactured, flawlessly installed, and meticulously maintained, is going to be 100% problem free. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you’ll see every problem coming, or even that you’ll realize certain problems were possible!

Case in point: The Legend of the Leaking Air Conditioner. Now, you’ve probably heard that refrigerant leaks are a major air conditioning problem—we will certainly have a blog written on that soon, so be sure to check back—but you may not have heard that air conditioners in Columbia, MD can leak water, as well. And the fact of the matter is that it’s not really a “leak” in the way you may be thinking of it. Read on for some much-needed clarification.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Needs a Clean Filter

Monday, June 25th, 2018

air-filterRegular maintenance of any air conditioning system is an absolute necessity. If your air conditioner is not well-maintained, then there is no way in which you can hope for your AC to function at peak performance and efficiency levels. That being said, you also need to keep in mind that your annual air conditioning maintenance really needs to be completed by skilled, trained professionals—mostly, anyway. We say mostly because there actually are a few vital maintenance tasks that you can handle on your own.

The most important of these is simply changing the air filter. And trust us, it really is simple to do. Some homeowners love being involved in the upkeep of their homes and systems. Others are always fearful that they’re going to do more harm than good. Fortunately, changing your air filter, which you should be doing every 1-3 months, is so simple that literally anyone can do it. And if you think that this means it’s not that important, think again! 

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When Should I Schedule Air Conditioning Repairs?

Monday, April 30th, 2018

service-timeWe know, we know. We’re barely out of winter’s chilly grasp, and here we are already talking about potential problems with your air conditioning system. Well, we certainly don’t mean to be a wet blanket, and we know that you likely have not even fired up your air conditioner for the season yet, but it still pays to plan ahead. Even the best systems that are rigorously maintained, after all, can and will encounter operational problems from time to time.

The best course of action that you can follow in such instances is to schedule professional air conditioning repairs in Columbia, MD at the very first sign of trouble. The only trouble with this, of course, is that you first need to learn how to recognize the signs of trouble to begin with. Don’t worry—our team is here to help. Read on to learn more about some commons signs of AC problems, and remember to contact us the moment that you notice them (or any others).

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