Yup, You Probably Need AC Repair If…

two-techs-wearing-face-masks-working-on-air-conditioner-outside-unitScheduling repairs for your central air conditioning system is one of those professional services you don’t want to put off any longer than you have to. And we understand the temptation to do so, especially if your system is still running (just not great) or if repairs really aren’t in your budget right now. But the thing is, the longer you wait to schedule those repairs, the more you risk your air conditioner completely breaking down on you right when you need it the most, in the middle of summer.

We encourage all of our customers to take good care of their system, and to call for repairs as soon as they notice signs that they’re needed. But, how do you know when your air conditioner needs repair? After all, you aren’t an air conditioning expert. Well, that’s okay, we are! Read on as we uncover some signs that it’s time for you to give us a call and go ahead and schedule those AC repairs.

Your AC Doesn’t Seem to Be Keeping You Cool Enough

You might think that this is a pretty apparent sign that you’re experiencing AC trouble, but you’d be surprised to find out how many homeowners actually wait to deal with this issue, believing that it’s not actually that bad. It also doesn’t help that this problem tends to happen right in the height of summer, so people often attribute the loss of cooling power to how hot it is outside.

You’re not completely wrong to assume that the temperature outside plays a role in how cool your air conditioner can get your home. But you should never feel lukewarm air coming from the AC vents. If you are, it could mean any number of problems are occurring, such as a refrigerant leak, ductwork damage, or some other problem. The best way to find out the culprit is to call the pros.

Your Energy Bills Have Skyrocketed

Do you dread getting your energy bill each summer? While your air conditioner does a great job of keeping you comfortable over the summer months, chances are you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for that comfort. And you shouldn’t have to!

If you notice that your energy bills have risen far more than what you paid last year, or more than what your neighbors are paying, it’s a sign that something in your home is working inefficiently. It could very well be your air conditioner to blame! HVAC systems account for half of all of a home’s energy use, so it makes sense that if something is disallowing your AC from working efficiently, these bills might rise.

You Hear Odd Noises

You are used to the day-to-day noises your air conditioner makes. So when it makes an unusual noise, it’s hard to ignore. And you shouldn’t ignore it! Strange or unfamiliar sounds can mean that something is amiss within the system. For example, a hissing noise could indicate a harmful refrigerant leak, while a clanging sound can mean there’s a component getting knocked loose. Screeching may be a sign of a motor bearing that’s worn down. Natural wear and tear can lead to strange noises, but repairing the system sooner rather than later will set your air conditioner up for summer success.

Contact HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind and reliable air conditioning repair in Chester, VT.

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