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While the Pacific Northwest doesn’t get incredibly hot, having a fully functioning air conditioner is especially important during the summer months when the temperatures do rise. If you’re experiencing any issues with your AC, there’s no need to worry. At Northwest Mechanical, Inc., our Seattle AC repair specialists have over 40 years of experience. Part of what sets us apart from other companies is the fact that we don’t just repair air conditioners, we are also experienced at engineering and designing eco-friendly and adaptable units made to keep your home or business comfortable. We can work on all makes and models, including central and mini-split systems. When it comes to AC repair, there’s no job too large or complicated for our team of highly trained HVAC experts.

We’ll ensure you’re cool for the summer. Call (206) 900-9231 or fill out our online request form to schedule service. 

How to Tell It’s Time for AC Repairs

Is your home not as comfortable as you’d like it? While a unit that doesn’t power on is a clear indication that you need repairs, there are subtler issues that, if left alone, could lead to extensive repairs or the need for a premature replacement. By familiarizing yourself with the more subtle signs of an air conditioning issue, you can call in a professional service technician sooner rather than later.

Our Seattle AC repair specialists suggest calling us if:

  • You are paying more money each month for your utility bills: Leaky ductwork, an internal problem, or a faulty thermostat can all result in your air conditioner operating less efficiently. This means it has to work harder to keep your property cool, thus making your bills skyrocket.
  • You only feel warm air coming from your vents: First, check to make sure you didn’t accidentally set your thermostat to the wrong temperature. If that’s not the case, you probably have an internal issue and need your air conditioner inspected by a professional.
  • Your property is experiencing higher humidity: Although not its primary function, your air conditioner is responsible for regulating the humidity inside your home or commercial property. In addition to warm and sticky air, higher humidity means that there is excess moisture in the air, and it can lead to mold and mildew growth. For your safety, it’s important that you have this issue addressed as soon as possible.
  • Your unit has poor airflow: Unfortunately, there are many things that can cause poor airflow to occur. We will have to perform a through inspection to determine whether the issue is due to a clogged air filter, a problem with the blower, frozen evaporator coils, leaking ductwork, or blocked air ducts.
  • You notice a ton of moisture surrounding your unit: While condensation is normal, excessive levels of it is not. Any excess moisture or pooling water could indicate that you have leaking refrigerant or a clogged drain tube.
  • Your unit makes strange noises: It’s normal for an air conditioner to make subtle noise as it operates. However, if it begins to make noticeable screeching, squealing, grinding, groaning, or scraping noises, it is a clear sign that something needs to be repaired.
  • Your thermostat is malfunctioning: Sometimes, the issues with your air conditioner are actually with the thermostat. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots throughout your home, your unit won’t shut off, or if it refuses to start, it could be due to an issue with the thermostat.
  • Your unit is producing foul odors: If you smell anything burning or a musky smell, it could be due to an issue with your AC. Burnt wires or mold growth contribute to such smells.
  • Your unit frequently cycles: Air conditioners are designed to turn off when the temperature in your property reaches the set one on the thermostat. However, when something is wrong, it will continue to cycle.

At Northwest Mechanical, Inc., our air conditioning service professionals can handle any AC repair job. From a leaking air conditioner unit to a system that is not cooling sufficiently, we have seen it all. We even have experience with both central air conditioning system and mini-split AC systems.

Strange Noises Coming From AC

While air conditioners don't run completely silent, there are a couple sounds that shouldn't be heard. These sounds can be anything from banging, screeching, grinding, or clicking. These types of sounds typically mean there is a problem within the AC unit that needs to be repaired by a professional.

Different Strange Sounds From Your AC Include:

  • Banging: When an air conditioner makes a banging noise the compressor the issue. This part of the AC is meant to distribute refrigerant to various parts of the unit to remove the excess heat from your home. As the AC ages parts can come undone within the compressor. These parts rattle and bang around causing this sound.
  • Screeching: A screeching squealing type of sound can be the result of a damaged blower fan's motor inside the air conditioner. This sound is usually cased by damaged bearings in the motor or a bad fan belt. Whenever a screeching noise is heard, immediately turn off the AC and contact a professional for repairs.
  • Grinding: Grinding is never a good sound to hear from any type of mechanical object. This grinding in an AC can be caused by pistons inside the compressor becoming worn out. Worn out pistons usually mean the compressor needs to be replaced entirely. Depending on the type of AC and the age of the AC, the entire unit may need to be replaced.
  • Clicking: A click when an air conditioner first kicks in is completely normal. Clicking becomes a problem if you are hearing a continuous clicking throughout the entirety of the cooling cycle. These clicks is caused by a malfunctioning thermostat. 

We Always Do Right by Our Customers

At Northwest Mechanical, Inc., our Seattle AC repair specialists can solve the most difficult problems. We know that problems can occur at any time which is why we offer same-day and emergency services available 24/7. Whether you need repair of your ductless single-head system, or a service call for a modern, full-home HVAC system, the experienced technicians of Northwest Mechanical, Inc. are available to help when you need us most.

We provide superior air conditioning service in Seattle, Shoreline, and the surrounding areas. We believe in providing honest service on which you can rely. You will never be pressured into purchasing products or services you don't need or want. When you call us for repair services, we will diagnose your issue and help you come up with a repair or service plan that best suits your needs and your budget.

Just give us a call at (206) 900-9231 and we will arrive on time and ready to get the job done. 

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