When you live in a place like Missouri, where the heat and humidity of summer are truly legendary, you need a reliable air conditioning system. That is why homeowners throughout our area invest in good ACs, and why they are so diligent in scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance. Even the best air conditioners, and even those installed and maintained by the best technicians, won’t function 100% reliably, though. The fact is that you will need air conditioning repairs eventually.
The key to minimizing the risk of extensive damage to your air conditioner is schedule repairs as soon as you realize that there is a problem with your air conditioning in St. Charles, MO. That, of course, begs the question of just how homeowners can recognize that there are problems to begin with. The answer is by being aware of the following warning signs! Keep this information in mind, take our advice to heart, and dial our number when trouble is brewing.
Your Energy Costs Spike
Some homeowners think that their air conditioners are fine so long as they start up when they need them. That’s not really the case, though. Few air conditioners truly break down entirely out of nowhere. Usually, there are warning signs of trouble developing, but homeowners just don’t really know where to look. One great place to start is with your energy bills.
If your air conditioner is costing you more and more to cool your home, then it is entirely possible that your system has a problem that is dragging down energy efficiency. When that happens, the best-case scenario is that you’ll continue overpaying to cool your home for a while. The realistic outcome is that further damage will be done until your system is no longer operational.
Your System Makes Strange Sounds
Again, homeowners are too often willing to overlook this red flag so long as the system continues operating. If you hear grinding, screeching, or hissing coming from your air conditioner, though, even if it is still operational, you’ll want to have the problem resolved immediately.
And remember, this doesn’t only apply to new, strange sounds. Maybe your AC is making its usual sounds, but at a much louder volume than is usual. Whatever the case may be, you’ll want to have the situation assessed promptly to determine what, if any, further action is required.
Your System Blows Warm Air
The air coming from your air conditioner doesn’t have to be hot in order to indicate that there is a problem. It just needs to be warmer than it should be. Again, you may write this problem off if the system is doing a “good enough” job of cooling your home, but let us ask you this—why would you ever settle for “good enough” when it comes to your home comfort?
You could have anything from a refrigerant leak to a malfunctioning thermostat to a problem with damaged air ducts if your system is blowing warm air, and that’s kind of the point. Only a trained professional is going to be able to evaluate the system thoroughly and diagnose the actual problem accurately.