When you live in a climate like ours, it can be easy to put off AC care. We’re much more well known for our chilly winters, after all, than we are our hot and humid summers, no matter how much of a punch they pack when they come.
As the summer season slowly but surely comes to a close, it’s almost time to turn our attention to our heating systems, scheduling maintenance or upgrading our systems as needed. This does not mean, however, that you should ignore any AC repair needs you might have. Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs that you need AC repair, and call our team when you’re ready to schedule them!
Air that doesn’t seem to be effectively moving through your ductwork with the power you’d expect can be the sign of a big problem. It typically means that cold air is trapped somewhere within your system. This can lead to frozen coils and a number of other subsequent problems.
Plus, reduced airflow means your cooling system simply cannot do its job to the best of its ability. Perhaps you try turning the thermostat down, imagining it has to help, only to find it raises your bills and does nothing for your comfort.
One thing you can check is your air filter. When the air filter gets too clogged up with debris like dust and other pollutants, it can absolutely cause airflow issues. But if you’ve eliminated this as the cause, it’s time to give our number a call.
So let’s say the air coming out of your vents is powerful, but it doesn’t feel cool. What’s going on then? This problem may be caused by low refrigerant, overheating components, or even ductwork damage.
The way you detect this is pretty easy–is the air coming from your vents warmer than you’d expect? If it is, it’s time to get in touch!
You might have heard this term before, particularly if you follow our blog, but do you know what it is? It’s a process in which your cooling system turns on and off in rapid succession. AC systems use the most energy turning on and turning off, versus when they’re actually running.
So, you want yours to run for at least 15 minutes at a time. Otherwise, it’s usually the sign of something seriously amiss.
No AC system will ever be completely silent. You’re always going to hear the hum of the fans and the air whooshing through the vents. But if you also detect noises like banging, clanging, hissing, or buzzing, these are signs that something more serious is happening.
Higher Energy Bills
Sometimes, a problem with your AC system won’t show any outwardly signs, but it can translate into more energy being consumed than normal. In cases like this, you’ll most likely notice the problem by spotting an unexpected increase in your monthly energy bills–especially if you haven’t run your AC system any more than usual this summer.