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How To Tell Your AC Needs Repairs

overheated-woman-with-fanBeing without a working air conditioner in this part of the country really doesn’t feel like an option. It is definitely something that can happen though. If an air conditioner needs to be repaired and isn’t given the service it needs for long enough, it will result in a system that may not work at all. It may even need to be replaced early if it is bad enough.

If your AC system has a problem, you want to address it as soon as possible. And we want to help you get that fix taken care of! To help you get started, we’ve listed some of the warning signs you should know so you can make the call for an air conditioning service in West Palm Beach, FL as early as possible.

Your AC is short cycling

Short cycling refers to when your air conditioner is unable to complete a full cooling cycle. Rather than running for the full 15 minutes to adjust the temperature in your home, the system cuts off at 10 minutes or less. Some systems may barely run a minute or two!

When this occurs it not only is detrimental to your comfort but is also extremely hard on your air conditioner. If short cycling is not addressed soon enough it can easily lead to a full system breakdown.

The system is producing weaker airflow

When you run your air conditioner you need it to produce a steady, strong, and reliable flow of cool air into your home. However, if your system is instead producing weak airflow, or even isn’t producing any air at all in some parts of the home, you have a problem on your hands. It may be as easy as changing out the filter but beyond that, this may indicate something like a leak in your ductwork or another serious problem.

You notice signs of a leak

Your air conditioner is not supposed to leak. If you start noticing that it seems like something is leaking out of the system you will want to reach out to a technician to have it examined. This could be due to a clogged condensate drain or a more serious problem such as a refrigerant leak or a frozen evaporator coil.

Energy bills have been too high

Running your air conditioner will have some impact on your energy bills. However, it shouldn’t cause them to skyrocket. If you have noticed that using your AC is creating noticeably large increases in your home energy bills then it may mean it is time to schedule repairs.

Your system is making odd noises

Last but not least don’t ignore any odd sounds that your AC system starts to make. Sounds such as rattling, screeching, hissing, bubbling and more are all indicators of different issues that require expert repairs. If you hear any odd sounds, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional technician.

You deserve to be able to rely on your air conditioner throughout the summer. Our expert maintenance and repairs can help ensure that your AC is as reliable as possible.

Schedule your next AC service with Envirotech Air Quality Services.

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