5 Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Service

It’s officially summer! As we enjoy the sunny outdoors in Colorado, our homes must stay cool during the hot summer months. You may notice that your A/C isn’t working as efficiently as it should be, or you might not be able to feel any cool air coming from your vents at all. An air conditioner that isn’t working well can cause unexpected problems during the hottest, most in need days of the summer. Either way, there are a few tell-tale signs that indicate the need for some professional assistance.

Here are 5 indicators that your air conditioner may require service:

Weak airflow

There are a few tell-tale signs that indicate the need for some professional assistance. Weak airflow is one of these problems, and it’s also common in homes without central air. This can happen due to a breakdown or loss of refrigerant gas used in an AC’s compressor.

Noisy, rattling sounds

Some common sources of noise coming from your air conditioner unit include: frozen evaporator coils, damaged fan blades, obstructions to airflow and bad motor bearings. It’s not uncommon for a heating and cooling system to develop some rattling sounds as it ages, but if the noises are loud or become persistent, they may indicate that your system needs service.

High electric bills

A malfunctioning AC can lead to increased energy consumption. Leaks, poor filters and dirty condensate pans are just a few of the causes for high electric bills. If your home is always hot or you’re paying more than usual to cool it, your air conditioner may be failing.

Warm air

You may notice that your A/C isn’t working as efficiently as it should be, or you might not be able to feel any cool air coming from your vents at all. An air conditioner that isn’t working well can cause unexpected problems during the hottest, most in need days of the summer.

Runs constantly

One of the tell-tale signs that your air conditioner is failing is if it runs constantly. An AC should be able to keep your home cool enough without having to run the whole time. If you notice that your AC is always running, this can mean that it’s not cooling down your home adequately or the unit requires maintenance and/or tuneup.

If you’ve been noticing these symptoms recently, and it’s not just because of this recent heat wave we’re experiencing feel free to give us a call. We specialize in heating and cooling services and can help diagnose what the issue is with your system so we can proceed accordingly.

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