Is your AC unit in need of maintenance?
Your home AC unit is one of the most used appliances in you have. Everyone takes their units for granted until that fateful moment when its 95 degrees outside with 100 percent humidity and your AC decides to stop working. There are some indicators that your AC unit is having problems however that can let you know when it’s time to call a technician before your home turns into the world’s largest sauna.
Warmer than Usual Air: Probably the most obvious sign that something is not quite right with your unit is the air temperature coming from it. Warmer than normal air is a sure fired sign that something is going on with the AC unit and should be looked at before it goes out completely. Taking longer for your home to reach the desired temperature is another indicator that falls into this warning sign area.
Sluggish Airflow: Poor airflow is another good sign that something is wrong, or going wrong, with your unit. If the air coming from the vents on your cooling system is slow or seems sluggish, there is a good chance that something is wrong.
Noisy Operation: If your system sounds like a wild animal has been let loose inside of your AC unit, there is a pretty good chance something is wrong. A system should be as quiet as possible under normal operating conditions. Noisy systems are indicators that something is seriously wrong and should be looked into.
Puddles: Another indicator that something is wrong is puddles or moisture around your unit. Wetness around your AC means that either there is a leak, something is frozen , or there is a clog somewhere in your unit.
Electric Bill Spikes: In some regions, having a high electric bill in the summer months is normal. However, if you notice spikes in your electric bill it could be an indicator that something is wrong with your AC. A high electric bill could mean that your system is working harder and pulling more electricity to provide the amount of output.
These are just a few of the indicators of an AC unit not working properly. Don’t hesitate to contact a service technician if you suspect that your system is not working as it should. Is your Overland Park AC unit acting up? Call Priced Right Heating and Cooling at (913) 713-5911 and schedule a service call today!