How to Know If Your AC Needs to Be Repaired

The summer months are right around the corner, and that you’ll be relying mostly on your air conditioning to keep you cool and comfortable. If your current air conditioning system isn’t performing as well as it should, it’s probably time to have it checked by one of our experts.


You’ll want to make sure your air conditioner is prepared to keep you cool. But how do you know if it needs a little TLC? It is better to service the air conditioner before it gets worse or before the HVAC system stops working completely. If you see any of the following warning signs, you likely need an air conditioner repair:


Age of Equipment

The older your air conditioning system is, the more likely it will start to need repairs. While there are many factors that come into play when it comes to the longevity of a unit (regular maintenance, quality of equipment, etc.), systems that are 10 years older or more are more likely to experience some sort of breakdown.


History of Repairs

Aging equipment is just more likely to need repairs than newer equipment, especially if you tend to run your air conditioner a lot. If your repair bills seem to be steadily increasing, it may even be more cost effective to replace your system all together. You can reach out to our friends at Fuel Services about replacing your system.


Poor Air Flow

Over time, debris can get stuck in your air conditioning vents. Not only does this disrupt airflow, but it also presents a health risk to you and your family. If you are noticing weak or little airflow through your AC vents, the unit’s compressor may also be failing. In case certain areas or rooms in your home are getting cold air while others are not, then the trouble might be with your ductwork. Hiring an expert will help let you know why there is poor air flow through your vents.


Problems with Your Thermostat

Did you know at times the trouble is not with the air conditioning unit itself, but with the thermostat? If your thermostat reads a certain degree and you know it’s incorrect, it’s time to call in one of our experts. Another sign to tell if your thermostat is a problem is if one part of your house is very cold while another part remains at the same temperature.


Unusual Noises

If the AC in your home is making any noises out of the ordinary, this is likely a sign that some sort of repair is required. Squealing, grating, grinding sounds from your air conditioner might be a sign that you need a replacement unit. A squealing noise means that the belt has slipped out of place. It may also indicate that a metal component in your air conditioner requires more lubrication. A grinding sound may mean that your motor’s bearings are broken. If you hear squealing or grinding when you turn on your unit, you should turn it off and call in a repair professional as soon as possible.


Regardless of your need, you’ll be able to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long when you service your HVAC system with We’re thrille to partner with our friends at Fuel Services to offer this great service to our customers. Contact us today if you have any questions.


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