Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to plumbing, heating, and cooling, there are always questions that come up. Here at McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we want to make sure you have the answers you need. We'll be answering some of the most commonly asked questions below:

What are the signs of a faulty air conditioner compressor?

The symptoms of a bad AC compressor include constant issues with the air conditioning blowing warm air. The system will eventually stop cooling entirely after time, but this can take weeks or months depending on how often the system is used and other factors.

Why is my air conditioner on but not cooling?

There are a few things that could be causing your AC to run but are not cooling. One possible reason is that the unit is not properly sized for your home. If this is the case, you may need to have a technician come out and evaluate your system. Another possibility is that there is something blocking or restricting airflow, which can prevent the AC from cooling properly. Finally, the AC may simply need repairs. If you're not sure what's causing your AC to run but not cool, it's best to call a technician for help.

Is it possible for a heater to blow up?

While it is possible for a heater to blow up, it is not common. In most cases, if there is a problem with the heater, it will either stop working or start making strange noises. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to call a technician right away.

Why does my furnace smell like it's on fire?

There are many causes to why your furnace may smell like it's on fire. First, check your filter; if the filter is dirty replace it, this might solve the problem. Also, check to see if there are any broken or damaged wires that could be causing a short, this would also cause the furnace to smell like it's on fire. If you've exhausted these two options, it might be time to call a technician in to take a look.

Why is my heater shaking?

There could be a few reasons why your heater is shaking. One possibility is that the unit is not properly balanced, which can cause it to wobble and shake. Another possibility is that there may be something blocking the airflow, such as a dirty filter or a piece of furniture nearby. If you have ruled out these possibilities and your heater is still shaking, it may be time to call a professional to inspect it.

Do I need an air purifier if I have a central air system?

You may not need an air purifier if you have central air, but it is a good idea to have one. Central air can help circulate air throughout your home, but it may not be able to get rid of all of the pollutants in your air. An air purifier can help remove these pollutants and improve the quality of the air in your home.

What causes my drain to have an earthy odor?

If your drains have an earthy odor, it is likely due to a build-up of organic matter in the drain line. This can be caused by food waste, grease, or hair. You can reduce the likelihood of this happening by disposing of food waste properly and using a strainer to catch debris. If the odor persists, have your drain line professionally serviced.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 610-649-8080. Schedule your next appointment for plumbing and AC needs by giving the experts a call today!