Professional air conditioning repair is one of those services you really don’t want to delay when you need it. You might be really tempted to hold off–after all, if your system is still functioning and you feel some cold air, why bother spending the money on repairs, right?
Well, unfortunately, ignoring your repair needs like this can lead to risking your air conditioner completely breaking down right when you need it the most, right in the middle of summer.
We encourage our customers to take care of their air conditioning systems as soon as they realize they need a repair. But how do you know when this is the case? We ask this with the knowledge that you are not an air conditioning expert–that’s our job! But it is a good idea for you to know the basics, including signs that it is, in fact, time for you to call for professional AC repairs. Read on!
Your Air Conditioner Can’t Keep You Cool
This can seem like a pretty obvious sign that your air conditioner is in trouble, but you might actually be surprised about how long homeowners will wait to deal with this type of problem, believing that “it’s not that bad.”
It also doesn’t help that this issue usually occurs right at the height of summer–right about now. Temperature rise and can lead people to believe that their air conditioner is simply struggling with the higher temperatures. But this usually isn’t the case–your air conditioning system should be able to effectively cool off your home. if it’s unable to, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our professionals.
Your Energy Bills Are Higher Than Average
Take a look at your utility bills. Are they a lot higher than they were this same time last year? How about in comparison to what your neighbors are paying for similar energy use? If your bills are too high, it’s a sign that something in the home isn’t working as efficiently as it once did.
Your HVAC systems can absolutely be the culprit of this problem. After all, they account for half of all the energy use in any given home!
The System Is Short-Cycling
Short-cycling is the name given to when an air conditioner or central heating system cycles on and off rapidly, never actually completing a full cooling (or heating) cycle. The system turns on, runs for a very brief time, then cycles right back off. But, then it turns back on again!
This whole time, the unit never actually effectively cools down the whole home because it can’t run long enough to do so. The heat inside your home just keeps signaling the thermostat to turn the air conditioner on, but this short-cycling will just continue to happen, creating immense wear and tear on the whole system.
You Hear Odd Noises
There is no such thing as a silent air conditioner. However, if you hear clanging, banging, screeching, hissing, or anything else out of the ordinary coming from your cooling system, it’s time to give us a call.