It may officially be fall, and it may almost be time to shut down our air conditioners for the season, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore cooling system problems if you have them. In fact, doing so could leave you with a completely broken down system next spring when you need it the most.
Basically, the longer you wait to service your cooling system, the more you increase your chances of experiencing HVAC problems. This is especially true if your air conditioner shares ductwork with your furnace, or if you have a heat pump that you’ll be using for heating in addition to cooling.
So what can you do? Watch for signs of AC trouble and ensure you call our team if you notice any of the following issues!
You Can’t Stay Cool
Sure, this might seem like a pretty apparent sign of a problem, but you would be surprised how long homeowners go without addressing this problem, chalking it up to something like high temperatures. But the thing is, your air conditioner is designed to handle the heat!
It’s true, an AC system will struggle to cool your home down past 20°F below what the temperature outside is, but if you’ve never had a problem with your air conditioner keeping you cool before, and yet it’s struggling this year, it’s a sign that something is amiss.
Your Energy Bills Are Too High
Do you dread getting your energy bills each summer, due to high AC use? Cooling isn’t the only requirement of your air conditioner–it should be able to cool your home at a reasonable price! If your AC system constantly falls flat in this area then it is time for you to get in contact with our pros.
We’ll help you achieve high quality and low-cost cooling. Don’t settle for less than what you expect.
Your Air Conditioner Is Short-Cycling
This is the name given to the process where a cooling system shuts off and turns on rapidly, never completing a full cooling cycle. It’s both the symptom of a problem and the cause of more problems.
If you have an AC system on the newer side and you’ve always noticed short-cycling, unfortunately, the system was too large from the start and will need to be replaced. But if this is a new problem, it’s typically the sign of an electrical issue of some kind and it’s time to call us for repairs.
You Hear Strange Noises
Your cooling system will never be silent. You’ll always hear things like the air whooshing through the vents, or the clicking of your air ducts as they fluctuate with the temperatures. But what you shouldn’t hear is anything unusual.
This can include grinding, shrieking, hissing–anything that’s outside of the norm of what you normally detect from your AC system is a reason to call our pros. You shouldn’t ever ignore a problem with your air conditioner, even if you think it’s minor. That’s a great way to end up with a completely broken down system altogether.