Even if you’re diligent about air conditioner maintenance and you have your HVAC system inspected every season, you still need to pay attention to it. (for tips on every day maintenance, check out our article “Regular Air Conditioner / HVAC Maintenance Can Save You Money”)
By monitoring your air conditioner performance, you’ll know exactly when it’s time for a minor ac repair, before it turns into a major costly headache. You just need to keep your senses about you!
Too Hot Or Too Cold?
For example, your sense of touch is your is instrumental in evaluating your air conditioner performance. If your body feels too hot or too cold, it’s obvious you have an air conditioner system in need of service.
The most common two causes of an air conditioner system that leaves you cold (or hot) are system components that are not operating properly, and faulty ducts. In either case, it’s time to call in the professionals. Likewise, if you feel too damp in the summer or too dry in the winter inside your home, check for leaks in the ducts that may be causing these humidity problems.
Is Your Home Too Dusty?
If you can see excessive dust in your home, the culprit may be leaky ducts that re-distribute musty air and particles from your attic and crawl spaces. Needless to say, poor indoor air quality affects your health and can wreak havoc with your respiratory system.
Consult a HVAC professional to see if cleaning and sealing your ducts will solve the problem.
Is Your Air Conditioner System Too Noisy?
You are definitely in need of ac repair when the noise of your air conditioner is so loud that it drowns out ambient sounds. Unlike people, air conditioners should get noisier as they age.
You have even more to worry about if you hear nothing. An old thermostat (no batteries) makes a distinctive click when you turn it on. If you don’t hear the click, call in the ac repair experts.
Many air conditioning issues stem from lack of maintenance, so be sure to have your ac system serviced anytime you experience any of the symptoms above, even if you suspect a problem but you’re not sure.