Warmer weather is on the way! which means your air conditioner is going to be running more often and working harder. It probably sat dormant all winter, so we came up with a few things to look out for. Here are some signs you might need an A/C tune-up.
Your Energy Bills Are Sky High
This is an easy way to tell if you have a problem. In the early months of spring and summer your air conditioner shouldn’t be working too hard, so if you have a large energy bill you probably have an issue. If your air conditioner is not working at its prime it could be sucking-up more energy to get the job done. Read tips for staying cool in this article 3 Tips for Staying Cooling Without Cranking the AC.
You Notice Odd Noises
It’s normal for your air conditioner to make some noise the first time it’s turned on for the year. However, if it keeps making noises hours after, there might be an underlying issue. Noises like whooshing or buzzing are normal when it’s first turned on and are usually just the air compressor working to get started. Noises to watch out for though, are squeals and roars that don’t go away. If you experience this, it’s probably time to call in the professionals.
The Temperature in Your Home Doesn’t Match the Thermostat
If you notice your room is much warmer or cooler than the thermostat setting it could be one of two things. Check your thermostat first to make sure the batteries are working. If the thermostat is running fine, then it’s probably your air conditioner. In that case, check your air filters to make sure they’re clean and change them if they’re dirty. If they’re already clean, it’s time to call City Wide!
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