Check Your Air Conditioning Vents

It’s not often that people pay attention to the vents from an air conditioning system (which are probably also the same vents used for the heating system). However, making an occasional inspection can tell you a few important facts about your AC, and it can warn you that you either need to have repair work done or that you need to schedule air conditioning maintenance in Austin, TX.

At Intelligent Air Services, we specialize in keeping air conditioners running effectively and efficiently. We offer repairs and maintenance to make sure that you receive the best from your cooling system. If you detect problems from your vents, give us a call right away… any time of the day or night.

What to look for in your vents

One of the problems you may immediately notice with vents is an unusual odor. If the smell is acrid, like burning, it could indicate that the motors in your AC are running down and close to burning out; or there could be excess dust along with other mechanical parts. Moldy and musty smells are also a reason to worry, since this can mean that there are mold and mildew developing inside the vents. If this is the case, you will need to contact air quality specialists to perform mold remediation.

Here’s a test you can make when checking the vent: remove the vent cover and then reach inside with a digital camera. Take a snapshot of the interior. When you look at the image, if you see large clots of dust, dirt, and lint fibers, then you probably have a bad filtration system in your air conditioner and should consider having a better one installed.

If the air coming from the vents feels weaker than it should be, call for repairs right away. A reduction in airflow can indicate a number of problems with the system: breaks in the ductwork, failing fans, dying motors, clogged filters. None of these problems will simply go away, so make sure you have the experts come to look into the problem and fix it.

The importance of maintenance

You can avoid most of the troubles listed above with regular maintenance that will keep your air conditioner clean. It’s best to schedule a maintenance visit from a professional once a year right before summer, but it’s never too late to get started. Maintenance will keep away unnecessary repairs, reduce stress on the system leading to lower bills, and give your AC a longer lifespan.

Call Intelligent Air Services today to sign our excellent preventive maintenance agreement. This program for heating and air conditioning maintenance in Austin, TX will not only tune-up and adjust your system, it also provides you with a 10% discount on all repairs, premium schedule, and no overtime or holiday rates. Start off the summer with a clean and efficient air conditioner with the help of Intelligent Air Services.

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