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Signs of Needed AC Repair

Air conditioners don’t necessarily tell us when they’re having trouble. As the summer season steadily approaches, our air conditioner problems are going to become more apparent as warm temperatures creep up. That’s why we’d like to inform homeowners of the important signs to keep in mind when an AC is starting to have trouble. The earlier homeowners get their air conditioners repaired, the more likely the outcome is going to be inexpensive and beneficial.

Air conditioning repair in Queens, NY can be done effectively, but it’s up to a homeowner to notice the signs of a troubled AC and contact a team like ours. We’ve got the tools, training, and experience to diagnose an AC problem quickly and effectively.

So, take a look below and let us know if any of these signs sound familiar!

An AC in Trouble

An air conditioner that’s in trouble will signal this in a multitude of different ways. Take a look below and see if any of them are familiar.

Lukewarm Air

If an air conditioner is dispensing lukewarm air into a home, it’s not doing its job properly. Air conditioners shouldn’t have a problem producing cooled air that’s up to 20 degrees cooler than the temperature outside. If an AC system is having trouble cooling to a home’s specific cooling standards, it’s time to call a professional for repairs.

Short-Cycling

Short-cycling is a term used to describe when an air conditioner turns on and off rapidly before it can complete a full cooling cycle. This is usually due to a poorly sized system, a refrigerant leak, or some other insidious issue. If a homeowner detects that their AC system is short-cycling, a professional will need to be called ASAP since this can quickly compound, adding stress to specific components of the unit, and eventually lead to a whole system replacement.

Strange Noises

Air conditioners are supposed to cool a home relatively quietly. Other than the sound of air gently whooshing through the vents of a house, there shouldn’t be any other noise that comes from the AC components. Anyone who notices a sound, such as a grinding, buzzing, rattling, whistling, or anything else should contact a professional quickly to address the underlying issue.

High Energy Bills

Air conditioners aren’t supposed to cost an arm and a leg to cool a home. When a system is first installed, bills might be in a relatively good place until years down the line when the system is consuming more electricity and becoming a strain on the family budget. Don’t settle with this being the new normal; air conditioners are not supposed to increase in cost to that extent. A professional technician can address the problem and see what’s causing such low efficiency levels, to bring a budget back to normal.

Don’t settle for an air conditioner that’s tapping out. These systems are quite the investment, and they should be treated as such! Only a professional technician with experience in the field can address an AC problem accurately.

Give the team at Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators a call for quality AC repairs.

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