Air conditioning repair is one of those services nobody wants to have to schedule, but it’s inevitable that at some point it will happen. It’s not that air conditioners aren’t sturdy appliances, but rather that no matter the type of air conditioner, it goes through a natural process of wear and tear. Components break down and need replacement, the strain on the system leads to repair needs, and even the lack of maintenance could mean more repairs are necessary.
The longer you wait to schedule AC repair, the higher chance there is of suffering a complete system breakdown. Nobody wants that in the middle of summer, right? So it’s best to learn now what the signs of an air conditioner in disrepair are. We aren’t calling for homeowners to become AC experts, but we do want you to know when it’s in your best interest to give our pros a call.
Your Cooling System Isn’t Cooling
This is a pretty apparent sign of a problem, but still, some homeowners brush it off as “well it’s not hot enough outside for me to feel the difference” or “I just need to set my thermostat lower.” Unfortunately, these problems usually occur at the peak of summer when an air conditioner is running the most consistently.
So, if you’ve already turned on your AC this season to discover that it’s not cooling as it should, the best thing you can do is give our team a call. This way you can potentially avoid a complete system breakdown when you need it the most.
Your Energy Bills Are Higher Than Average
If you’re like most homeowners, you might dread receiving your air conditioning bill during the summer months. If your energy bills are higher than average, you’ll dread it even more! Don’t accept high energy bills for what they are if you feel there’s a discrepancy!
If you’re paying a lot more for your energy usage than you were this same time last year, with comparable use, it’s a sign that something is causing the system to behave inefficiently. We can’t tell you what’s wrong for sure through a blog post, but if you give us a call we can certainly get to the bottom of what’s going on.
Your System Is Short-Cycling
Have you noticed that your air conditioner runs for a very brief time, shuts down briefly, then just cycles back on? It should run for 15-minute intervals, so if yours is cycling more than this, it’s called short-cycling. What’s happening is that your air conditioner is not completing its full cooling cycle.
If your cooling system is brand new, then this is, unfortunately, a sign that it wasn’t properly sized when it was installed. If an older air conditioner starts showing this symptom though, there are a number of problems that could be the cause. Be sure to give us a call if you notice this in your AC!