When those hot Summer days hit, there’s nothing worse than the air conditioning going out. No matter what you do, it seems you can’t get rid of that sticky sweaty feeling that clings to every inch of your flesh and makes every fiber of your clothing stick to your body. If you’re on the lookout for signs that your unit may be getting ready to malfunction on you and leave you melting in the Summertime degrees, you can avoid such a feeling.
If your electric bill is high during the Summer months, this is normal. An air conditioning unit will utilize more electricity. A sudden huge spike in your bill is not normal, though. This can be a sign that there is something malfunctioning in your unit. It’s also normal for your unit to make some noise while it’s running, but if you begin to hear a loud clanking this can be a sign that your fans are going bad.
The worst malfunction that can occur is when the unit no longer adequately cools the home. On astronomically humid days, there will still be a degree of humidity in the home. If you cannot feel a drastic difference between the outdoor temperature and the temperature indoors, then there is likely an issue with the levels of refrigerant in your unit. There is a possibility that the filter may only need to be cleaned. Either way, you’re going to want to call in HVAC Technician to rectify the issue before you have no respite from the heat at all.
If you notice leakage coming from your air conditioner an HVAC technician should be called immediately. Leakage is a sign that either the lines are frozen or something is causing the liquid to not flow properly through the unit. Simple maintenance can prevent this from occurring. The typical life of a unit is about ten years. If you move into a home, be sure to find out when the unit was installed.
If your AC unit is giving you signs that it needs maintenance, or if you would like to make sure everything is running up to speed in your Sacramento home, then give Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air at (916) 577-5020 and let us handle the problem for you.