Every item in your house needs a routine check-up and tune-up, from your roof to the floors. With the summer temperatures being what they are, and the heat refusing to let up, it is likely your AC has been working overtime and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
So, it may be time for your AC to get some love. Here are the telltale signs that your AC is not performing at the optimum level:
1. Restricted Airflow
If the air conditioner isn’t producing cold air to circulate around the house, there may be something blocking the air ducts or the filters may need to be cleaned. Getting your AC serviced will have it working as good as new.
If you notice some wet spots around the AC, it’s a sign that the refrigerant has been leaking. If the coolant starts to leak, it impacts the AC’s ability to cool. New refrigerant will have to be filled into the AC and all the leaks will have to be sealed. Any drips or wet spots should be immediately investigated. Call in the experts.
3. Strange Noises
Air conditioning units do make a considerable amount of noise, but those are noises that you are already accustomed to hearing. If you detect a strange noise that you haven’t heard before, it may be time to get your air conditioner checked. Any grinding or hissing noises can be an indication of something very wrong. HVAC repair technicians will be able to identify what the underlying problem is and fix it.
4. Weird Smells
Your AC shouldn’t be producing smells of any kind. Its job is to cool your home and that’s it. If you trace any smells to your AC, especially a smokey or burning sort of smell, turn your AC off immediately and call in the repair service. This could be a potential fire hazard and needs to be dealt with immediately.
5. High Bills
If you’ve noticed a spike in your bills recently, your AC could be the culprit. If the AC isn’t working properly, you will have to set the thermostat lower, meaning more energy consumption while giving less cool air output. A well-maintained HVAC system will save you money on your bills and is better for the environment.
6. Malfunctioning Thermostat
Your thermostat is how the AC regulates the temperature around the house. It constantly checks the humidity and temperature of the house and adjusts accordingly. If the AC keeps turning off often and the house isn’t as cool as you would like, the thermostat could be the cause. This means it’s time for your HVAC to be serviced so it can be back to its usual self.
If you notice any of these signs or have other concerns about the health of your HVAC, call your local HVAC repair technicians. An optimally running AC has a lesser impact on the environment and will save you lots of money in the long run. Contact us at Snow Canyon Heating and Cooling!