There are a great number of air conditioning repair alternatives that are relatively easy and easy to do for the average handyman or handywoman, however, there are also some harmful elements to cooling repair that ought to be well understood prior to beginning any repair work project. The very first and most evident security issue when it comes to cooling repair is that this is an electrical home appliance, and as such have to be entirely detached from the electric outlet before starting on the repair work. Merely turning the device control into the off position is not all that is required, rather the unit needs to be entirely unplugged or the electrical wiring disconnected to the source of power. This is especially essential when working within the system or around the fan location of the air conditioning unit.
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Another relatively obvious component to air conditioning repair that is a safety concern is certain to the window and wall mounted systems. These devices can be extremely heavy for their small size and generally are tough and awkward to physically handle for one person. If throughout the repair work you have to remove the air conditioning unit from its location be sure to have at least another individual to help with the job. This can be much tougher with heavy window mount systems that will need somebody on the inside as well as somebody on the exterior of your home to successfully move the system without harming the window frame or leading to some kind of physical injury.
If the forced air or conventional cooling systems are utilized the person doing the installation might not have the proper training and might have been done a poor job with the vent lines from the a/c unit might have been improperly hooked to the sewage lines or the plumbing vents. In these circumstances the system can build up dangerous levels of bacteria in the wet, damp conditions developed in the lines plus sewage system gases can also back up through the air conditioning system developing major health concerns. If any foul odor or smell is seen in the air conditioning system or in the air when it is on, do not try the cooling repair work yourself, and rather contact an air conditioner contractor that can securely remedy the issue.
Newer units use other coolants that are safer than freon which is not dangerous itself in small amounts unless there is an open flame present. If you think that the air conditioning system is leaking coolant or if you smell any unusual smells in the room or air after completing some kind of emergency air conditioning repair the best alternative is to turn the unit off and instantly contact a skilled and licensed service technician. Because Freon is odorless it is most likely not the problem, nevertheless, there might be some other problem that is triggering the visible odor. Make sure all heating systems, stoves or other types of flame is totally out in your house or area up until the unit can be examined and fixed.
Most homes in the Myrtle Beach area utilize central air conditioning systems. Whether your unit is in need of repair or general maintenance, call Grand Strand Heating And Cooling and we will be right out to assist. You may reach us at (843) 491-6400.
Grand Strand Heating And Cooling
Myrtle Beach, SC