How Can You Tell that Your AC Needs Repairs?

Here in La Habra, CA, we’ve already experienced our share of warm days in 2016, and they’re just going to get more and more frequent as time goes on.  Nothing is worse than for your air conditioner to suffer a breakdown in the middle of a stifling heat wave, turning your home into an oven until it can get fixed. Our trained staff is happy to provide repairs for you, but we also believe that prevention is the best solution. If you can spot the signs of needing repair before a breakdown occurs, you can get a proper jump on the problem, and may even be able to save a little money since the damage in question will not have progressed so far. Here’s a quick list of ways you can tell that your AC needs repairs.

  • Strange Noises. Strange noises qualify as anything you don’t normally associate with the normal functioning of your air conditioner. That can include hums, bangs, groans, rattles or just about anything. Sometimes they can occur in your walls as well as the AC itself, indicating that the problem is likely in your ducts.
  • Low Air Flow. If something is blocking the flow of air through your system, it’s usually a significant problem. Low air flow can also occur if the fan motor or fan blades are broken. In either case, it means your system needs to work much harder than it should to do its job.
  • Lack of Cool Air. Sometimes, the air is flowing just fine, but it’s not nearly as cool as it should be. That can be caused by low refrigerant, problems with the coils or even a breach in the duct s pulling warmer air into the system.
  • Higher Bills. Subtle problems don’t always make themselves readily apparent, but they can suck up extra energy, which you’ll see in higher monthly bills.

Anytime you notice a problem with your AC, shut the system down and call in JC Mechanical, Inc. to help!

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