Hopefully, you’ve never had the misfortune of returning home from work on a hot day in Hampton, Virginia, only to find that your air conditioner isn’t working. You’ve neglected routine maintenance for a while, and as a result, you will likely need costly repairs or even a brand new air conditioner. However, if you catch problems early, you may save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on repairing your system. To avoid damage to your system, high energy bills, and high service costs, watch for these signs that you’re in dire need of AC repairs.
You Have an Old System
Even the most expensive air conditioning systems have a life span, regardless of how well they are maintained. When your air conditioner reaches the 10- to 15-year range, it’s probably on its last leg. However, you may be able to hit the 15-year mark or even more if you start paying careful attention to your system when its age hits double digits. The best way to keep your system running longer is by agreeing to a preventive maintenance plan, which sets scheduled tuneups, provides discounts, and offers priority service.
Lack of Cool Air or Adequate Airflow
When you turn the air conditioner on, you should notice a cool, refreshing blast of air. If the air is not cool enough or the air conditioner has a weak airflow, these are signs that you need to have your system inspected. Often, this means that the compressor is failing, but it could also mean that you have leaky air ducts.
If there is warm air, that’s another significant problem. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your system is completely broken, but there are several possible causes. To prevent the problem from getting worse, seek professional diagnosis and repair services right away.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to call an air conditioning technician. Instead, sign up for regular maintenance from Kearney and Sons today. Our expert staff will have your air conditioner humming along as it should in no time. You can reach us at 757-269-9589 for more information or to schedule an appointment.