A central air conditioner will often provide clues that it is not working properly. By paying close attention to the symptoms of a malfunction or underperforming AC and addressing the small issues right away, you can avoid an unexpected and costly breakdown in the future.
1. The AC is Making Strange NoisesIf you hear knocking, pinging or other unusual sounds, don't ignore them. They may indicate that there are loose or worn parts that are about to fail.
2. Your Utility Bill Is Unexpectedly HighAir conditioners generally become less efficient as they get older, making annual maintenance all the more important. As the system runs more to keep the temperature the same, your utility bill will also increase.
3. All Or Some Areas of the Home Are Not Cool, Even When You Lower the ThermostatIf the system is not able to keep up with demand, it may be low on refrigerant, have a blocked, frozen or leaking evaporation coils.
4. The Air Is Cold, But Too HumidHumid air can be a sign of leaking air ducts, an AC unit that is not properly sized for the home, a frozen condenser coil or another malfunction. Superior can diagnose the cause and recommend solutions.
If you're experiencing AC comfort, energy usage, noises, or other problems, give Superior a call. We can help diagnose the cause and recommend solutions to keep your AC in top condition.