Air conditioning systems are not only a convenience for homeowners, depending on where you live, they can be literal lifesavers. In certain parts of the country, the heat can reach into triple digits in the summer months and if your AC is not working properly, it can cost you a lot of money by unnecessarily increasing your energy bills as it works overtime trying to keep your house cool. If you are wondering whether your current air conditioning system is working properly, here are three common signs to watch out for:
The air conditioning system is not cooling your home.
One of the easiest signs to detect that your AC is not working properly is when the temperature in your home isn’t cooling down. If this is happening, first double check that all air vents are open, the thermostat is set properly, and clean filters are in place. The problem could be caused by something as simple as a low level of system coolant, which can be a pretty easy fix for a trained professional. However, it could be caused by a leak in the refrigerant line or a number of other potential problems that aren’t as easy to repair. If your air conditioning system has become rusted or corroded, it could cause inefficient operation, and require repair or even total replacement of the entire system.
There is reduced airflow.
How long has it been since you checked or changed the filter in your air conditioning system? If your AC is not working correctly, it could be due to dirty filters. When AC filters become clogged, the air flow in your home is reduced and unnecessary strain is placed on your entire air conditioning system. If left unattended for an extended period of time, evaporator coils can become frozen, restricting air flow. Filters should be replaced every 30 to 90 days, depending on how heavily you use your AC system and how fast the filters become dirty. A damaged blower can also be the cause of reduced airflow, which would require professional repair or replacement. If you continue to experience a reduction in airflow after replacing your AC filters, call the professionals at BullsEye Plumbing Heating & Air to inspect your system, make the necessary repairs or parts replacements, and help prevent more costly repairs in the future.
The air conditioning system makes loud noises when the system is running.
Another reason your AC is not working properly could be because it has not been well maintained in the past. Properly functioning air conditioning systems should run quietly and efficiently, so loud noises when your system is running is a pretty good indication that something is wrong. If your system is making an unusual amount of noise, the system fan belt could be damaged and need replacement. This is best determined by a heating and air conditioning expert who has the training and industry expertise to correctly diagnose the problem and professionally correct it.
When your AC is not working, BullsEye Plumbing Heating & Air can determine the cause and fix the problem. We are licensed, bonded and insured, and our team always goes the extra mile to ensure happy customers and partners. Installing an air conditioning system in your home is a big job, with duct work running throughout the house, air flow and energy efficiency considerations, and equipment that must be installed and serviced by a professional.
BullsEye Plumbing, Heating, and Air is a local Colorado Springs family-owned HVAC business that has served the Colorado Springs community since 2005 with over 40 years of combined master experience. Our team will take care of installing and servicing your system by setting you up with a maintenance contract that ensures you will enjoy an energy efficient heating and air condition system for years to come.
We offer a wide range of award-winning services performed with care by dedicated specialists and provide our customers with detailed inspections, estimates, and documentation on all our work. Use our convenient online form to contact us in Colorado Springs today when your AC is not working correctly, or call us locally at (719) 243-1353 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation of your home’s heating and air conditioning system. Our friendly HVAC experts are just a phone call away!