The temperatures in Greater Harrisonburg, Virginia have been high this week, with storm-causing humidity to match. And with this combination of hot temperatures and heavy air, most homes have had their AC units running daily.
With a demand for your central air conditioning to constantly work to keep you cool, has it been struggling to cool your home? Have you wondered if your AC is failing? If you have started to wonder if your AC is in need of repairs or replacement, we can help.
Here are five signs to keep a lookout for when judging the effectiveness and longevity of your central AC system:
5 Signs My AC Is Failing
- You’re hot.
Are you no longer as cool and comfortable at home, even when your AC is on? Is your air conditioning system blowing less cold air or uneven amounts of cool air throughout your home? Or is it just blowing lukewarm air? Any lack of cold air is a sign of an AC system issue. Calling in an HVAC technician is your best bet for repairing the issue and restoring the cool comfort in your home.
- The basement is wet.
A leak from an AC system is a sure sign that something is wrong. Even the smallest of leaks can be caused by clogged drain lines, frozen parts or system back-ups. Having leaks looked and fixed when they are small will prevent a bigger and costlier problem in the future.
- Noises are coming from your AC.
If your air conditioning is making new or louder noises, a loose or damaged system part may be to blame. All pieces of the AC system, from the pipes to the ducts, need to be damage-free and
in working order. And the system’s various parts need to be connected properly in order for the system to work effectively and safely. Don’t ignore new or louder AC noises. Call in a professional HVAC tech to check the system and repair the problem.
- The circuit breaker keeps tripping.
Air conditioning systems are built out of a complicated system of electrical wires. All it takes is one lose electrical connection, disconnected switch or frayed wire to cause electrical issues. If your AC is continuously tripping the circuit breaker, a professional should be called in immediately. Ignoring electrical issues could result in a fire.
- You are really getting to know your HVAC technician.
Have you had your HVAC technician out to repair and service your air conditioning system numerous times? If your system is having recurring issues and an increasing need for service, it may be on its last leg. Replacing a system that you are constantly repairing for a dependable and more efficient model will save you money in the long-run. It will also reduce your carbon footprint and provide you with peace of mind – and cool air!
If you are experiencing any of the above issues with your central air, give Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling a call. We will send out a licensed and insured HVAC professional to evaluate your system, pinpoint the issue and solve it. Plus, take advantage of our current specials to save $20 off any AC Service.