While most A/C units are built to last, almost as long as your regular car, exposure to elements will affect and cause problems with AC units. Two common issues mentioned by our customers are related to smoke and water, as indicators of fire and ice around the A/C unit.
Turn the A/C unit off when you see any water coming out of your A/C unit. If there is an issue, the flow of water may further damage the unit. Next, call a certified professional and we’ll take look. Dragon Air Services are available to you at any time, and our honest advice and experience can protect you from damages to the A/C unit.
The same works if you happen to smell a really bad odor coming out of your heater. In some cases it is possible that gas is coming in, so you must be safe and evacuate the house or apartment.
Reasons for HVAC issues
Now, if it’s not something dangerous, there are a few reasons that can trigger smoke and water in your HVAC units.
Old air filter
Easy fix. Don’t skip this step. The easy thing to do, is every 1, 3, or 6 months, depending on your unit.
Damaged drain pan
Being susceptible to rust, drain pain can show signs of deterioration, especially if you had the unit for a longer period of time.
The pump that takes exec water out of the house may break at some point. Extra water would be a good indication of it. In most cases, a simple examination of the unit can give you a good idea of what is happening.
Clogged drain line
It can happen. In most cases, it is possible to clean it up, instead of replacing all of it.
If the A/C unit is not cooling down as it should, this could be one of the reasons for the issue. And in most cases, it is an easy fix. Just give us a call.
The smoke coming out from your HVAC can be caused by a couple of things:
The motor may be going out or a piece of plastic melting. It could be as simple as a piece of plastic bag being caught inside the A/C unit.
The filter is too old. A simple thing to replace, but if not replaced, things stick to it, and eventually start to smell.
Save money by maintaining your HVAC units. Also, save money by contacting Dragon Air Services. We are like a good air filter for your A/C. Dragon Air Services covers all of the Dallas – Fort Worth area with our main office in Plano Texas, ready for your HVAC questions.
How to save money with a programmable thermostat
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save as much as 10% on your home heating and cooling costs each year, simply by adjusting your thermostat 7–10 degrees from its normal setting for eight hours a day. For example, if you normally keep the house at 74 degrees, you could program your thermostat to turn the temperature down to 67 degrees at night, since cooler temperatures are more conducive to sleep.
Dragon Air Services is a family-owned business located in the heart of Plano. We specialize in residential Air Conditioning and Heating repairs, Air Conditioning, and Heating replacements, and Air conditioning and Heating service. Our expert technicians pride themselves on providing honest diagnostics so our customers can make educated decisions on what’s best for them. If you are in need of replacing an HVAC unit in Dallas, Plano or surrounding cities call us today at 214-790-9872 to schedule an appointment.
Here’s the list of services we provide in Plano and Collin County
AC and Heater Preventative Maintenance Furnace Repair