For Florida homeowners, few problems are more urgent than an air conditioning malfunction. Even in winter months, Florida temperatures can easily reach 80 degrees in daylight hours, and in the summer, average temperatures hover in the mid to high nineties. Such temperatures are not only unpleasant, but can even be dangerous for the elderly, young children, or pets. To help you avoid an AC crisis, here are some signs that may indicate that you need AC repair before your unit quits entirely.
1. Weak Airflow- Weak or insufficient airflow is a strong indication that your unit isn’t working correctly. To check, put your hand over a vent while the AC is running–if you don’t feel a strong current of air, it’s likely that you need AC repair.
2. Noise- All AC units make some noise, but if yours has noticeably increased in volume, your unit may need repairs. Pay particular attention to any rattling, grinding, or screeching sounds, as each of these are often signs of serious problems. A rattling sound could be caused by a loose part, grinding may be a broken part in the motor, or screeching may be a belt issue. If you hear any strange noises from your AC unit, you can call our team at AC Guys Cooling and Heating Services for an expert assessment.
3. Higher Bills- It’s true that your energy bill will fluctuate with your household’s energy usage, but an unexpected increase in your bill might not be a sign that you forgot to turn your lights off. If your bill is higher but your habits haven’t changed, your AC unit could be the culprit–it might have to work harder, and thus draw more energy, to cool your home. Even if your home is as cool as always, a loss in your unit’s efficiency is a reason to consider AC repair.
If you suspect your unit needs repair, call us at AC Guys Cooling and Heating Services to get an evaluation and a quote.