AC Troubles Got You Down?


A broken or inefficient air conditioning system can certainly cause some trouble, especially during a hot summer day! Of course, the last thing that you should have to deal with during the summer is a faulty AC, as you have plenty of other things to worry about, like stocking up on sunscreen, perfecting your cannonball, and finding the best ice cream shop in town.

The best thing you can do when your air conditioner is in trouble is to contact a professional HVAC technician right away. But, what do you do if you can’t quite tell if what your AC is experiencing is normal? Well, we’ll tell you! You read this blog! Below, we have listed some of the tell-tale signs that you need AC repair. Keep reading to find out more, and be sure to schedule professional repairs if your air conditioner is doing any of the following things. 

Making Strange Sounds

Your air conditioner is not inherently noisy. In fact, the only sound you should be hearing coming from your system is the sound of cool air gently whooshing through the vents. So, if you hear screeching, clanking, rattling, or humming, your best bet is to contact your local HVAC technician who can pinpoint the exact source of the sound.

Having Trouble Keeping You Cool

The primary role of your air conditioner is to keep you and your family cool and comfortable. During a hot North Carolina summer then, the last thing you would want is an AC that can’t keep up with your household’s cooling demands. If you notice warm sport throughout your home, it is likely that your air conditioner is impacted by issues such as damaged ductwork or even a refrigerant leak.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is a term used to describe when your air conditioner repeatedly turns on and off without ever completing a full cooling cycle. Not only is this extremely inefficient, but it also places a ton of strain on your system. If you’ve noticed that your AC stops and starts rather frequently, it is important that you contact a professional in order to avoid sky-high energy bills and costly repairs.

Costing You More Money

You should always keep a close eye on your monthly energy bills, as rising costs suggest that your AC has become inefficient, most often due to an underlying issue. If you’ve found yourself paying more and more money each month to keep your home cool, contact an AC professional as soon as possible. Your technician will be able to determine the root cause of your high energy costs and make any repairs necessary.

Next Steps

If you suspect that your air conditioner is in trouble, it is important to contact your local HVAC professional right away. Calling for repairs at the first sign of an issue is the best way to prevent the problem from growing worse.

Sure, there are going to be plenty of amateurs willing to service your air conditioner, but sometimes an attempt to save money can end up costing you much more in the long run.

To schedule your air conditioner repairs, contact the experts at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling. 

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