With summer already in full swing, it is important that you stay on top of AC maintenance in order to ensure that your HVAC system is able to keep you and your family comfortable in the weeks of hot weather that are still to come. In particular, you should be on the lookout for signs indicating that your air conditioner may need a professional tune-up, as catching any problems early can allow you to have them fixed before your AC breaks down in the dead of summer. To help you prevent such an occurrence, here are a few signs indicating that your AC may be in need of a tune-up this summer.
There may be a problem with your HVAC system if the airflow coming out of your vents is much weaker than it used to be. Without the proper airflow, your air conditioner will have a harder time cooling your home, and it may have to work harder to do so, which can put an unnecessary strain on your HVAC system. However, weak airflow can indicate a variety of problems such as a clogged filter, clogged ductwork, or it can indicate a leak in your system somewhere. You will want to schedule a tune-up to get your system running properly again.
Rising Electric Bills
You should also keep an eye on your electric bills this summer, as this can tell you a lot about the health of your HVAC system. Have you noticed a sudden spike in the cost of your electric bill compared to recent months or compared to last summer? If so, your air conditioner may be to blame. A sudden increase in your electric bill can indicate that your AC system is not working properly and is using more electricity to cool your home. A tune-up can help to diagnose the problem and save you money in the long-run.
You Can’t Keep Cool
Of course, it is particularly important that you schedule an AC tune-up if you cannot seem to get cool enough no matter what you set your thermostat to. If your air conditioner can no longer cool your home, there is a serious problem with your system that will need to be fixed before your AC breaks down entirely.
Contact us to learn more about how you will know if your air conditioner is in need of a tune-up this summer.