As we start to welcome warmer weather, proper air conditioner maintenance is vital to keeping your home and workplace cool. Understanding the signs your air conditioning system needs attention is the first step.
But understanding what those signs are can be tricky. That’s why we have compiled a list of signs to look out for and when you need to enquire about further air conditioner maintenance.
Signs that point to the need for air conditioner maintenance
Inconsistent temperatures and poor functionality
It goes without saying that if your AC isn’t sticking to a consistent temperature, that there is something wrong. In addition to that, if your system is not providing cool or warm air you may need air conditioner maintenance.
Often this problem occurs due to clogged filters or blocked ductwork. This is due to dirt and dust build-up, which can easily be fixed with regular air conditioning cleaning.
These problems can also be due to a damaged compressor, which requires professional servicing. Regular use of your AC unit can cause wear and tear that reduces the efficiency of the compressor. Sometimes a simple replacement is necessary.
Your energy bill is significantly higher
If you have noticed the number on your energy bill increase significantly, it is a sign that something may not be working as it should.
Understandably in warmer vs cooler months, our energy bills will reflect how much usage has occurred. However, if you are seeing abnormally high bills, an energy audit may be worthwhile.
What an audit will determine is whether your bill is accurate. It will reflect whether the costs occurring represent your usage or if you need air conditioner maintenance to find an underlying issue.
Strange emissions/smells are occurring
When your air conditioning system is acting strange, it is best not to delay taking action. Strange occurrences such as bad smells or emissions can be incredibly harmful.
Bad smells are often a result of an unclean unit or a filter that needs replacing. Regular cleaning is always a smart move, especially when you use your system frequently. A burning smell from the air conditioner may also be a sign of burnt wire insulation.
These issues are a quick fix, so acting on them as soon as possible is strongly advised.
In addition to strange smells and emissions, leakages are best tended to quickly.
Multiple types of liquids can be emitted from an air conditioning system, including:
- Refrigerant liquid
Refrigerant liquid can be incredible dangerous to both people and animals. And while water leakage is not as dangerous, it could be the sign of a clogged drain tube, which can cause larger problems if left ignored.
Taking the next step
When it comes to repairing your air conditioner, there are lots of things that can go wrong. Leaving this to the professionals is the difference between safety and serious injury or further damage to your air conditioner.
We provide a range of air conditioning services for both residential and commercial air conditioning systems. As discussed in this blog, air conditioner maintenance such as cleaning, preventative maintenance and repair is available from our team.
Want to learn more?
Get in touch with us today to discuss the air conditioning issues you may be experiencing. Or alternatively, give us a call to set up a time to get your air conditioning system checked out.