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How often should I get my AC unit checked out?

Signs Your AC Unit Needs a Tune Up


Overland Park ACMany people are diligent about maintaining their cars, but an air conditioner is often equipment that is taken for granted. As long as the unit is blowing cold air, then all is good. However, air conditioners in a home are just like a vehicle, if regular maintenance is not performed, then it may not last long. There are a few signs that indicate an air conditioner will need maintenance.

High Utility Bills: Utility bills that are higher than normal when an air conditioner is used means the unit is not operating efficiently. The problem may be as simple as a dirty air filter to parts that are worn.

Less Air Movement: Air filters that are dirty or clogged are the main reason for less air movement in a home. The unit needs a tune up to restore proper air flow in a home.

No Air at All: Air conditioners that are not putting out any air may have a fan that is not working. The filter may also be clogged. Routine maintenance will often correct any issues that are present.

Blowing Warm Air: One of the causes of warm air from an air conditioner is low refrigerant. There may also be some issue with the thermostat. A tune up will address any issues with your unit.

Musty Odors: A musty odor that occurs when an air conditioner turns on means there is an issue with debris. There is typically debris that will be found in the unit of the air ducts.

Loud Noises: A louder than normal air conditioner can indicate one or more problems. This includes a fan that might be going bad or is worn and debris that has accumulated in the outside unit. Your unit should be looked at immediately as imminent failure is a possibility. A simple tune-up may save money as any repairs to the unit could be costly.

Moisture Buildup: Any moisture buildup around an air conditioner means a problem needs to be addressed. Your unit can have a refrigerant leak or ice buildup that can lead to other issues. A tune-up will restore your unit back to normal.

Is the AC unit in your Overland Park home in need of a tune up? Call Priced Right Heating and Cooling at (913) 713-5911 and schedule a service call today!

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