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Can You Spot the Signs of Air Conditioning Trouble?

AC-techncian-outdoorsIf not, then this is the post for you! Catching air conditioning problems early on and having them resolved in a prompt manner is always in your best interest—not to mention that of your air conditioner. The longer problems are allowed to fester, even if you think that they are too “minor” to worry about right away, the greater the chance that you are going to wind up with more serious, more damaging, and more costly problems shortly down the road.

So today, we are going to share with you some common signs that you are in need of air conditioning repairs in Cherry Hill, NJ. If and when you notice any of these warning signs in your home with your system, contact us right away. The last thing that you want is to invite serious problems into your home just because you had more pressing issues to deal with—or because you failed to recognize the warning signs at all!

Put Your Feelers Out

By this we mean: just feel for comfort! You’re doing it anyway, but stay aware of how your AC is actually cooling your home. The system does not need to be pumping hot air throughout the house to fail in living up to your performance expectations. If the system is cooling your home unevenly, or if it is shutting down before it seems like the right temperature is met, then you definitely may need repairs of some kind. It could be anything from duct sealing to fixing a refrigerant leak and recharging the system.

Keep Your Eyes on Your Bills

Yes, automatic payments make paying your bills a lot easier. Unless you are really on a tight budget, however, it also makes it easier to overlook fluctuations in what you are paying from month to month. No, you are not going to be cooling your home for free. Your AC uses energy in its operation, and that means it will cost you some money. But major spikes without much difference in usage habits do suggest that there is some problem affecting overall efficiency.

Listen for Problems, Too

Depending upon the layout of your home and the location of the outdoor AC unit, you may hear fairly constant operating sounds, or basically nothing at all. An occasional clang as ducts expand and contract, or the sound of the system cycling on and off, is totally normal. Sounds like grinding, screeching, or banging in the cabinet are not. If you hear such sounds, anything from a worn out or slipped fan belt to a loose component to debris caught in the fan could be to blame.

Ultimately, you need to remember that your air conditioner is a mechanical system. Yes, scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance will help to keep your repair needs to a minimum. However, you are going to need AC repairs eventually. When you do, we advise you to act fast to limit any negative impact on your home cooling equipment.

Schedule your AC repairs with Climate Mechanics LLC.

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