3 Signs of a Failing Air Conditioner

With June having arrived it marks the season for our air conditioners to hit peak usage and performance. Summer time puts a lot of hard work, use and stress on our AC's. Your AC unit can fail at any time if you are not aware of the signs that it is experiencing mechanical difficulties. Knowing the signs of air conditioner failure can save you the need to call an AC repairman and going without cool air when you need it most. No one expects their AC to break down, especially when they need it most, on a blistering hot day, but that is exactly when they do break down. Air conditioners break down when they are being used, not when they turned off.

Proper maintenance and AC Tune ups will go a long way towards prolonging the life of your AC. You must be proactive when it comes to your AC, and provide the maintenance it needs. Too many people ignore these needs and wind up with a failing AC. On top of regular maintenance you should also familiarize yourself with the most common signs and signals of AC failure. Being able to recognize these signs early on will give you the time needed to call a licensed professional to enact repairs and address the problem before it turns into a major repair issue or a completely broken unit. Below are the top signs of AC failure:

Your house is not as cool

If your AC is running, yet you find your home is not as cool as it used to be this is a sign that your AC is failing and running into some serious issues. Your air filters or your return duct may be clogged, or you could have very low freon levels. You could also be facing compression failure, which can be a costly mechanical issue with your AC unit.

Strange noises

You should only hear the hum of your AC running regularly. If you are hearing clanks, bangs, rattling, or buzzing something is wrong, likely a part not functioning as it should. If you hear grinding this is especially bad. If you hear any strange noises coming from your AC unit or your duct work, you should contact an HVAC professional right away.

Power or utility bill increase

If your energy bills have sky rocketed, higher energy costs may not be to blame here. Instead you should look at your air conditioner. One of the big signs of AC failure is higher utility bills. If for example your compressor is failing, this will cause your AC to work extra hard, expending more energy. The less efficient your AC unit is, the more power it will expend.

If you notice any of the above signs, contact Morrisville Heating and Air Conditioning today for an inspection and an AC tune-up. We can take care of all of your take care of your heating and cooling needs, at a competitive price you can live with. We offer impeccable service with your satisfaction is our number one goal. If your AC is giving you trouble, call us on the double.

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