Do you know when you’re in need of air conditioning repairs? The signs aren’t always so obvious, so we don’t blame you if you don’t.
AC repair is one of those services that you don’t want to wait on—doing so can leave you without a functioning air conditioner when you need it the most. At the same time, we understand not wanting to call in a pro unless you know something is wrong with your air conditioner. So, we’ve provided some tips below on what you should look for if you have any suspicions that your AC system isn’t working as it should.
Your Second Floor Seems Muggy or Stuffy.
When summer is at its hottest, do you take refuge on your first floor during hot summer days because your second floor feels hot and humid? Heat naturally rises, so it can definitely be hard to cool the second floor of your home depending on the type of system you have and how efficient it is. But if your air conditioner is working just fine, you shouldn’t notice too dramatic of inconsistencies.
If you notice that your second floor is less comfortable than it used to be, it’s time to give our team a call so we can get your home back on track—keeping you cool and comfortable.
There’s Lukewarm Air Coming from Your Vents
This can actually be an AC issue that’s a bit hard to notice. After all, we’re not talking about hot air blowing out of your vents, but rather air that just doesn’t seem as cool as it should be. If the air coming from your AC drops off just a little in temperature, you may not even notice the change right away.
When your air conditioner isn’t cooling as you think it should be, it can be tempting to turn the thermostat down lower. But depending on the problem, this can be more detrimental than helpful. All that happens when you turn the thermostat down lower is that the compressor runs longer. So, you’ll be using more energy, for less comfort.
Your AC is Short-Cycling
Short-cycling is AC industry jargon that describes when your air conditioner rapidly turns on and off, never completing a full cooling cycle. There are two problems with this—whatever is causing the short-cycling and the fact that short cycling is hard on your air conditioner.
You may not push your air conditioner to the point of breakdown, but you could very well push it to the point of a huge repair issue. The best thing to do if you notice your system short-cycling is to give our team a call.
Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Kicking On When It Should
Do you feel like you’re always lying in wait for your air conditioner to turn on? You shouldn’t be sitting around in a sweltering home waiting for your AC to turn on and cool you off—instead, your air conditioner should be reliable and cycle on when the temperature reaches a certain point above the desired temperature on the thermostat.
While a problem like this might be due to a malfunctioning thermostat, it’s better to be safe than sorry, and give our team a call.