Summer is winding down and a lot of us are looking forward to the cooler temperatures of fall. You may not think that AC repairs matter at the end of the season, so scheduling AC maintenance probably isn’t on your radar. But your air conditioner has been working hard all summer to keep your home cool and comfortable through high temperatures.
There may be signs that your AC is struggling or in need of maintenance before the summer is over. If you think you need AC repair in Staten Island, NY, give our team a call. In the meantime, you can watch and listen for these signs that your air conditioner needs end-of-season repairs as we head into fall.
Unusual AC Sounds
Your AC makes a variety of sounds as it cools your home, and most are completely normal. But loud, unusual, or persistent sounds may be a sign that something is wrong. Pay attention to unusual AC sounds like:
Lack of Cool Air
Do you feel like your unit just isn’t cooling your home the way it once did? It may not be your imagination. Over time, wear and tear can take a toll on your AC unit, making it harder for it to cool your home to your desired temperature. Some standard AC maintenance can get your unit back to working in peak condition again.
Energy Bills That are Higher Than Usual
Your energy bill is never exactly the same each month. Sometimes it’s higher and sometimes it’s lower. But if you notice your bill going up and up and up, something may be wrong. Your unit may be working harder to cool your living space. AC maintenance can ensure that your unit works efficiently to cool your home without running up the power bill.
If you change the settings on your thermostat to cool your home, your AC unit should turn on pretty quickly. If there is a delayed response from your AC unit, you might have a problem. Anything longer than a couple of minutes is too long and warrants an inspection from an AC professional. Allowing your AC to struggle can lead to an expensive repair.
Short cycling happens when your air conditioning system turns off before a cooling cycle is complete. Most of the time a cooling cycle lasts around 15 minutes. If your AC unit turns off any sooner than 15 minutes, it may be time for maintenance. Keep in mind that if this happens once, it may not be a problem. But if it happens over and over again, your AC unit needs attention from a professional.
There can be a range of other things that make you think something is wrong with your air conditioning system. It’s easy to put off maintenance until the next cooling season, but please don’t. It’s always better to have the job done late than to skip it entirely.
Contact Scaran today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.