HVAC Hacks: Tips for Novices and New Homeowners

3 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs A Little Love From A Professional HVAC Technician

It is easy to expect your air conditioner to function properly on its own without any intervention on your part. However, your air conditioner is a complex machine that may need professional attention in order to continue to function properly. Luckily, your air conditioner will provide you with a few warning signs to let you know that it needs professional attention.

Sign #1: The Air Coming Out of Your Vents Doesn't Feel Cold

When you run your air conditioning system, the air that comes out of your vents should feel like cold air. The air shouldn't feel like room temperature air that is circulating around. The air coming from your vents should feel colder than the general area in your home.

If you notice that your air conditioner is not putting out cool air, that is a sign that your air conditioner needs some assistance. You may have a dirty air filter, or your unit could use more Freon, or you may have a more serious issue at hand. If your AC isn't keeping your home cool, that is an issue you need to fix right away.

Sign #2: The Air Isn't Coming Through Your Vents Properly

Maybe the air that comes through your vents is cold, but you are not getting the same amount of air in each room of your home. The air coming through the vents in your home should be the same level of coldness in each room in your home. The air should be the same force as well in each room.

If you have one room that isn't that cold, or where the airflow from your HVAC system is a lot less forceful, you could have an issue with the mechanical side of your HVAC system or the vents feeding the air to your home. A technician will examine your system and figure out what is wrong with it and where the issue is coming from.

Sign #3: Your Energy Bills Are Getting Out of Control

If you have a big rise in the amount you are paying for the energy source that powers your HVAC system, that may be because your HVAC system isn't working properly. If you notice a large year-to-year increase in the amount of energy you are using, your HVAC system may be the reason, as it is one of the appliances that uses the greatest amount of energy when it is operating.

If your HVAC system isn't pumping out cold air, or if the air isn't pumping evenly throughout your home, or if your energy bills seem out of whack, you need to get an HVAC technician out to your home to fix your HVAC system and get it running smoothly again.

For further information on signs that indicate you need air conditioning services, reach out to a local HVAC technician.