5 Reasons Your Air Conditioning System May Need Repair Services
Recently, ConsumerAffairs found that air conditioning repairs accounted for almost 24% of all needed residential repair services, following only home plumbing issues at 28%. In general, servicing your residential or commercial HVAC system with regular maintenance is the best way to reduce costly repairs and provide proper levels of heating and cooling.
However, there are several signs your air conditioning system might be in need of repair. If you have noticed any of the following, you should call an HVAC service:
- Unusual Noises
- Dirty Filters
- Leaking Ducts or Ductwork
- Unexplained Spike in Your Energy Bill
- Poor Indoor Air Quality
Contact Air Conditioning Services, Inc. for your residential or commercial air conditioning repair needs. We service Nashville as well as surrounding areas such as Franklin and Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
While it’s normal to hear a steady hum coming from your air conditioner, unusual noises like whining or squealing are often a sign of a mechanical problem. It could be that a motor or blower is failing, a burner is dirty, or there are airflow issues, among other reasons.
Learning to live with the obnoxious sounds is not in your best interest! It is better to have your AC serviced by a technician who can investigate the source of the problem, especially if a minor repair keeps you from replacing your unit altogether in the long run.
Dirty Filter or Evaporator Coil
If your air conditioning system is not cooling as well as it could be, the air filter might need to be changed. Dirty air filters will restrict adequate airflow and put unnecessary strain on your HVAC, and possibly even cause it to overheat and shut off. Dirt and debris accumulating on your HVAC’s evaporator coil will have a similar effect on the unit.
Cleaning and replacing your air filters regularly is an easy way to care for your air conditioning system, maintain its efficiency, and extend its life. Dirty HVAC coils need to be cleaned by a trained service technician.
Leaking Ducts or Ductwork
Because the air ducts of your HVAC system carry both warm and cool air, even the smallest leaks can cause your unit to work harder to regulate the set temperature. It’s a simple problem, but it’s not necessarily a simple fix when you need to inspect the entirety of your ductwork for any potential gaps.
Having your ducts cleaned, inspected, and repaired on a regular basis will save on energy costs and result in a more efficient HVAC unit. Air Conditioning Services, Inc. offers residential and commercial duct cleaning services in Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro.
Unexplained Spike in Your Energy Bill
Increasing energy bills in the heat of summer or dead of winter is one thing; a spike in your energy bill with little or no explanation is another. An unexplained spike in your energy bill might be one of the first things you notice if your HVAC is beginning to show wear-and-tear.
An Air Conditioning Services, Inc. HVAC expert would be able to look for a number of things, including signs of reduced efficiency or need for mechanical repairs, for example:
- Is your AC or heater running all day or night to keep the house cool/warm?
- Is there a difference between your thermostat reading and the actual temperature of your home or commercial building?
- When was your last HVAC maintenance job?
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Dust, pollen, germs – oh my! Have your allergies worsened, or have you noticed any changes in your breathing? Particles that are unhealthy for the lungs come from both inside and outside your home, from cleaning supplies and insecticides to pet dander and mold. And whether visible or not, anything that drifts through the air can travel through your HVAC system, too.
Americans also spend an average of 90% of their time inside (and indoor pollutant levels are generally 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor), so the quality of your indoor air is worth some thought for homeowners, property owners, schools, and businesses alike. Making certain that your HVAC is adequately filtering out any dust, germs, and other pollutants that could be circulating through your home or building is incredibly important for both safety and cleanliness.
Air Conditioning Services, Inc. offers HVAC repair services in Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at (615) 83-GREEN!