Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘West Chester’

No, You Shouldn’t See Ice on Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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This a common occurrence for homeowners who have air conditioning: seeing ice forming along the length of your indoor coil and thinking, “Well, that’s not a problem. Why wouldn’t there be ice on something that sends out cold air?”

Except … that’s not how air conditioners work. We understand why people might feel confused, but not only should ice not form on the indoor evaporator coil (or anywhere on the AC), but it’s a sign something is wrong with the AC and it will soon lose cooling power—if not fail completely.

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Rundown on Common Worrying AC Sounds

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Air conditioning systems aren’t necessarily “quiet” systems (although advancing technology has reduced the amount of sound they make). You expect to hear several sounds as your home’s AC runs: the fans, the motor powering the compressor, the drip of water from the condensate pan, and the movement of air through the ductwork. It’s an easy set of sounds to become accustomed to until it turns into part of the soundtrack of summer—a soothing white noise for hot days.

Then … something strange interrupts the AC soundscape. Something odd, or loud, or unexpected. Could it be a malfunction in the AC?

It might, and we’re going to look over a few of the more common cautionary sounds you might hear from your air conditioning system. When in doubt, you’ll want to have trained HVAC technicians on the job to see what’s wrong, and what needs to be fixed.

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