Category: AC

Warning Signs Your AC Needs Service Or Repair

As a homeowner the last thing that you want to do is wake up to a broken air conditioner, especially in the middle of a summer heat wave.  This is why it is important that you have your system service twice a year.  The first will be during the fall and winter season and then again during spring and fall.  To do this, contact a company in your area like Day & Night.  They will be able to come out and ensure your unit is working and will last for the season.

Day & Night Air Conditioning & Heating
3669 E La Salle St, Phoenix
AZ 85040, United States
Phone: +1 602-956-9404

Warm air

The first sign is warm air.  If you put your hand over a vent and you feel warm air coming out or if you don’t feel a lot of any air coming out and the unit is running hard, then you want to go and make sure there is nothing blocking vents or preventing air flow.  If you feel warm air, you will also want to make sure that you have your AC thermostat set correctly as well.

Weak air flow from vents

Your air flow from the vents shouldn’t be like a rocket engine but they shouldn’t be a small whisper either.  A good trick is to place something over the top of the vent that can easily be blown.  Typically a feather or a small piece of paper will do.  When you place this item over the vent and it blows in any direction then you can see you have enough power.  If not, you will want to check all of your vents to ensure nothing is clogging the system.

Increased utility bills

You want to see what your bills are each month.  Many people will use auto pay on their bills and never look at them.  This is a good idea for convenience, but you are not really managing your money.  What you want to do is look at your bills online as they are generated.  You want to go over every line item and make sure that you are not getting an expected marginal increase.

As a homeowner the last thing that you want to do is wake up to a broken air conditioner, especially in the middle of a summer heat wave.  This is why it is important that you have your system service twice a year.  The first will be during the fall and winter season and then…