Summer is long and hot here, that’s for sure. As such, your air conditioner has gone through a lot of work to keep you cool and comfortable, and it still has a while before you can shut it off for fall. Still though, since warmer temps are on their way out this year, if you have an AC system in need of repair, you can wait until next year to address it, right?
Well, you could, but then you would be risking having a malfunctioning or even completely broken down air conditioner that you have to scramble to repair or replace next spring. It’s far better to be on top of your air conditioner repair needs and get them professionally managed now than it is to wait. But how do you know you even need repairs anyway? Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs of a cooling system in disrepair.
It’s Always Hot in Your Home
Have you noticed that no matter how low you set the thermostat it always seems to be too warm in your home? You probably chalk it up to how hot and humid it is outside. But the truth is, you shouldn’t have to battle with your home’s air conditioner that much to stay cool! This is literally your air conditioner’s job.
Your home’s temperature should be able to reach as much as 20° lower than the temperature outside. If you’re running your AC system as much as possible and it’s not able to achieve this, then something is causing the system to work inefficiently and it’s time to call for repairs.
Your Energy Bills Are Too High
This can be a bit of a subjective one. But what we want you to look at is how high your bills are in comparison to what you paid this time last year. If they’re considerably higher than that, or considerably higher than what your neighbors are paying for similar use, it’s time to get your cooling system checked. Like the above sign, this is an indication that your air conditioner is struggling to work efficiently.
You Have Poor Air Quality
Have you noticed the air quality in your home isn’t that great? Perhaps you’re equipped with all the right indoor air quality products and services, but your household is still suffering from allergy and asthma symptoms. It could be your air conditioner to blame. In fact, it could be something as simple as a clogged air filter that can’t pull in any more contaminants. Be sure to check on this, first.
But if your air quality problems don’t improve, please give us a call. You could be dealing with dirty ductwork or a dirty AC unit–or an overworked AC unit that can’t pull moisture out of the air with our humid conditions. Whatever the cause, our team will get to the bottom of it!