We are diligent when it comes to tuning up our cars. Our air conditioner, on the other hand, is something we take for granted. If it’s blowing cold air, we assume it’s all good. Your air conditioner is just like your car. Without regular tune-ups, it won’t last and as a Floridian, our air conditioner means our comfort.
10 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs a Tune-Up
The following are 10 signs your air conditioner needs a tune-up.
1. High Energy Bills
When you don’t maintain your AC, it becomes less efficient, and operating costs will be higher than normal.
Keep an eye on your electric bill. The minute you notice it is not within normal range, consider the fact it could be your AC causing it.
2. Weak Airflow
There is less air coming out. This could mean clogged filters and a tune-up will quickly get it back to normal.
3. No Air Coming From AC
No air is coming out of your unit. While filters could be clogged, this could also mean your fan is not working and the unit needs immediate attention.
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4. AC Blowing Warm Air
The air coming out is not keeping your home cool. Several things can cause non-standard temperatures.
Related blog: 3 Reasons Your AC Is Blowing Warm Air
5. AC Smells Bad When Turned On
When your air conditioner comes on, you can smell a musty odor. If your AC unit and air ducts are littered with debris, an HVAC technician will need to clean them as part of the tune-up process.
Related blog: 6 Reasons Your AC Smells Bad When Turned On
6. AC Is Louder Than Normal
Your air conditioner’s noise level is higher than normal. Louder units can be a serious problem if not taken care of immediately.
Related blog: 5 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Is Louder Than Normal
7. Strange Noises Coming From AC
If your unit makes clanking or banging sounds on startup, it is critical to have it checked out immediately. This tune-up could save you costly future repairs.
8. AC Leaking Water
If you notice moisture building up around your air conditioner, it is not functioning properly. A tune-up will be able to determine whether you have a refrigerant leak or another issue with your air conditioner.
Related blog: The 5 Most Common Reasons Your AC Is Leaking Water
9. AC is Dirty
The inside of your air conditioner is dusty and dirty. A tune-up will include cleaning the unit and changing the filters.
10. Haven’t had a Tune-Up in Over a Year
You haven’t had your air conditioner tuned up in over a year. This is extremely important, as a yearly tune-up can be the one measure that saves you money. One small problem can lead to many larger problems, including the need to replace your air conditioner. A yearly tune-up could prevent this.
Call Climate Design for an AC Tune-Up Today
Call or schedule an appointment online with one of our experienced technicians. In addition to ensuring your HVAC system operates at peak efficiency, we can inspect your heat pump. Our team will help you keep your home comfortable this season.
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