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How to Tell if Your AC Is Struggling

Man sitting in front of desk fan Do you know when the best time to resolve problems with your air conditioning system is? Before they can cause serious problems! But how am I supposed to do that? Don’t I have to wait for it to breakdown so I know something is wrong? No, of course not—and that’s what we’ll be diving into today. There are actually plenty of early warning signs that you can exploit in order to schedule prompt air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA.

You just need to learn to spot them! And that’s where we come in.

Remember, while air conditioning repair is certainly an expense, paying to have your system repaired as soon as possible when trouble comes up is always going to be in your best interest. The consequences of failing to do so can be quite serious, especially considering just how hot the summer season around here can be. So read on, and take note of any and all irregularities with your system.

Keep an Eye on Your Energy Bills

Modern efficiency standards, different system options, and technologies like solar energy systems have really made a dent in how much we pay to live in the comfort that we both desire and deserve. That being said, particularly in an area as hot as ours, you’re still going to be shelling out some money to cool your home all summer long.

That being said, you shouldn’t just accept very high cooling costs as a part of life. If your system really seems to be costing more than usual, and you’ve been good about keeping up with maintenance needs, then it is more than likely that you have a problem in need of resolving. A drop in efficiency is one of the most common and clearest signs that trouble is brewing.

Mind the System Output

Well, my home could probably be a little more comfortable. Sure, the system gets the job done. It runs constantly, but it gets the job done. 

If your home is not cooling your home effectively, and if it is not operating in regular cycles, then something is wrong. If this has always been the case, then the installation may have been botched—one major reason for scheduling your install with professionals you can trust.

If it’s a new development, however, there is likely a problem. Remember, there are different potential causes for pretty much any issue that you may encounter. Short cycling, for instance, could be the result of something as serious as a refrigerant leak or something as simple to resolve as a very dirty air filter.  If there’s no clear issue, then it’s time to call in the pros.

Listen for Trouble, Too

Chances are that you’re familiar enough with your air conditioner to know what kinds of sounds it makes. ACs don’t operate silently even when they’re operating properly, after all. However, if you hear alarming new sounds or you hear sounds that you’re familiar with but that are now much louder, let us know right away. Your AC shouldn’t sound like a piece of equipment preparing for takeoff!

Contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC 7 days a week for a personalized response for your needs. If we don’t have the answer, we will find it for you!