Summer is the time we run our AC systems the hardest in an effort to stay cool and comfortable in our hot Arizona climate. With summer average temperatures around 100 degrees, it’s no surprise our AC’s are working each day to cool the home. Over that time, you should check if your AC is showing signs it’s in need of a repair.
Here at AC companies Phoenix, we are the “AC dudes”, we’re a small, local business and we’re not the giants of the area, but we take pride and put quality into our work. We hope this list will help you see if you need to make that call, so we can help.
Why is it important to call even if your AC is still working with one of these signs? The longer you let a problem linger, the more potential it has to create major havoc. A problem left to itself can mean much more wear and tear that festers into an expensive repair. Another reason, you may be paying way more than you have to when you’re running a unit with an issue. If your AC has a problem that’s affecting its efficiency, you’re paying more money every month in utility bills than you should be, and that’s a waste. Finally, letting a problem go is one of the biggest reasons AC units don’t last their expected lifespan and have to be replaced early. By getting an air conditioning repair Phoenix when you notice a potential issue, you preserve the lifespan on your investment, you save in repair costs, and you don’t end up paying more than you should for energy bills.
Sign #1: Your Home Won’t Cool Down
If your unit isn’t able to do its job of cooling the home, this is one of the biggest signs you need maintenance. Hold your hand to a vent. Does the air seem less cool than it used to be? Call us if the air is warmer than before.
Sign #2: Temperatures are Uneven
A good AC unit or HVAC system should cool the home evenly. If rooms vary from too hot to very cold, you may have a leak in your ductwork or debris keeping air from getting to rooms. If this has been a long-term problem, it is possible your AC is improperly sized for your home. Get one of our technicians to take a look.
Sign #3: Weak Airflow
The fan from your AC should push air through the vents and registers around your home. First, make sure all vents are open. Next, check that your air filter is clean. After replacing a dirty filter, your problem should go away if this was the cause. If it continues, there could be a problem with your AC fan that our technicians can repair.
Sign #4: The AC Runs Constantly
Even if your unit is still cooling the home enough to make you comfortable, if it’s running all the time, you won’t realize anything is wrong with it until you get a higher than normal energy bill at the end of the month. Something isn’t running optimally when an AC has to constantly work to cool the home. If your AC seems to never shut off or it’s running more often than it used to, call us to take a look.