As the temperature starts heating up, you may find yourself turning to your air conditioner more often to keep your home comfortable. This is the perfect opportunity to notice any signs that your A/C may need a tune up. After all, you don’t want to wait until a breakdown happens in the blistering heat of the summer. Here are some warning signals that you shouldn’t ignore.
Vents are Blowing Warm Air
If you notice warm air coming from your vents when your thermostat is set to a lower temperature, this could signal leaking refrigerant, condenser issues, or even duct leakage.
Vents are Hardly Blowing at All
In some cases, your vents may not be blowing hardly any air at all. This could indicate something as simple as a dirty air filter or as complex as a faulty fan control board. Either way, this is an issue that needs to be addressed.
You’re Hearing Loud Noises
Screeching, banging, or grinding noises coming from the walls everytime the air conditioner fires up is not a sign you have a poltergeist in your HVAC system. This problem could be the result of debris, loose belts, or even broken components within your A/C unit.
You’re Smelling Something Funky
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to condition the air, if you are smelling something not quite right coming from the vents, don’t cover it up with a scented candle. Bad smells could be caused by burnt wire insulation, pests, or even mold growth. Not only could this affect the function of your unit, but these issues can pose the risk of fire or illness to your home and its occupants.
The Utility Bill Suddenly Spiked
One of the most aggravating signs there is an issue with your air conditioner is a sudden increase in your monthly energy bill. Compare your bill to one from last year at around the same time. If there is an excessive increase, it could be an indicator that something is not working properly with in your system.
If you notice any of these warning signs, have a professional technician come take a look at your unit right away. Catching these problems before they become emergencies will save you time, money, and stress. Ready for a tune-up? We serve the communities of the greater Surprise, Wickenburg, and Congress areas. Contact us today!