Summer is here in Nashville and most homeowners have been using their air conditioning systems daily to help fight the 90+ degree temperatures. With hot summer weather in full swing, you probably find yourself using your air conditioner all day, every day. During those long summer heat waves, it’s important to make sure that your AC is performing at peak levels so you don’t find yourself faced with a system interruption or a system failure. Air conditioning service and regular maintenance by South Nashville HVAC can provide peace of mind knowing you, your family, and your home are in the hands of top-notch professionals!
Your air conditioning system generates indicators and signs when it is in need of repair. The system will send out alerts well in advance of a total system failure or shutdown. However, unless you are familiar with these indicators, you may not realize your AC is in need of attention and repair. Though the professionals here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling warn homeowners not to attempt to diagnose or repair your AC on your own, we would like to offer insight on how you can recognize the signs that your system is in need of repair or air conditioning service. These sure-fire signs can help you spot issues and take the proper measures to rectify them before they become major.
COMMON SIGNS THAT YOU ARE IN NEED OF AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE
The most common indicators and signs that you need air conditioning service or your system needs repairs can include, but are certainly not limited to, each of the following:
Reduced Air Flow – When the air from your cooling system does not move through the ductwork and vents with proper speeds, you have yourself a problem. When this occurs, it is typically because the cold air being generated is trapped within the AC system and can ultimately cause the coils to freeze. When the flow of air is minimized your system has to work longer and harder in order to cool your living space which will certainly lead to an increase in your utility and energy bills as well.
Reduced Levels of Cooling – There are a number of things that can cause the cooling levels in your home to decrease. From low refrigerant and leaks in your ductwork to components that overheat, each can minimize the cooling affect your AC system will have. The easiest way to detect this problem is to take note of the temperature of the air that is coming out of your vents. If it is warm air, then you are experiencing a reduced cooling level problem. When this scenario is present, again your AC system has to work harder and longer in order to provide comfortable temperatures in your home.
Increased Energy and Utility Bills – If you happen to notice a sudden increase in our energy and utility bills, then rest assured you have a problem. Additional energy consumption and lack of energy efficiency will result in increased bills and a less comfortable living space.
Short Cycling – Short cycling is when your AC system does not run for a long period of time, but rather keeps turning on and off frequently throughout the day and the night. AC systems use much energy when they have to turn themselves on and off frequently rather than run for an extended period of time. Ideally you want your AC system to run for at minimum 15-minute intervals. If it does not, then it’s time to reach out to the pros here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling because you definitely have a problem.
Unfamiliar Noises – If you notice your AC system, making strange, unfamiliar noises such as loud moaning sounds or hums, or clangs that are just not typical of sounds you normally here from your system, then be sure to have your system inspected as soon as possible. If the sounds you are hearing take place when the system is turning on and turning off, then don’t delay, contact a professional right away so as to avoid costly repairs or a system malfunction.
If you notice any of the above indicators, then don’t delay, but rather reach out to the skilled technicians here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling. Our experienced technicians are on hand to identify the problems and provide effective solutions before you find yourself faced with very costly repairs. We take pride in our top of the line HVAC products and services and look forward to our every opportunity to serve you.
If you believe you’re in need of air conditioning service or maintenance or have any questions, then contact our dedicated team today. Summer is now upon us and the team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling want to send along wishes for a safe and happy summer season ahead!