An air conditioning unit can almost feel like a necessity as we try to stay cool in the sweltering summer months. So, when your unit starts to malfunction, it can be frustrating as you pay more in energy bills for a machine that’s less effective. Here are some signs that your air conditioning isn’t functioning properly and likely needs repair:
INCREASED ENERGY BILL
If you notice a stark and unexpected increase in your energy bill from one month to the next, your air conditioning unit could be to blame. If there’s a blockage or malfunctioning part, your machine may be working twice as hard to do the same job, which causes it to use more energy, increasing your bill.
CYCLING ON AND OFF
Even in the hottest weather, your air conditioner should go through regular cycles. It will work until the room is sufficiently cool and then kick off. Later, it will pick back up again when the room has warmed up. If it is constantly turning on and off, you are probably dealing with some sort of issue with the machine. If this is the case, it’s wise to call a professional cooling company to fix it before the hottest days of summer arrive.
NOT PROPERLY EXPELLING COOL AIR
Your AC unit should consistently be expelling cool air when it’s on. If you notice that your unit is blowing warm air, check to make sure that it’s set to cool. If it is and it’s set at a temperature that’s lower than the room is currently, you likely have an airflow issue of some kind. If you feel that the airflow isn’t as strong as it usually is, there’s likely some blockage that will have to be taken care of.
SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT
Often when your air conditioner starts malfunctioning, you’ll be able to notice there is something off right away. Perhaps your home has become much more humid than normal. Or maybe you’ve noticed some strange odors and noises coming from your air conditioner. Is it leaking water to the ground below? All of these are signs that your unit requires a repair.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, Product Air Heating and Cooling can help you with a repair, tune up or installation of a new unit. We provide afford heating and cooling technician services 24 hours per day. Call (425) 336-3881 today to learn more about what we can do for you.