7 Signs You Need an Air Conditioner Tune up

When is the last time you had an air conditioner tune up?

Many people don’t recognize the value of this service. Especially when preparing for hurricane season.

So if you’re experiencing any of the following issues, now is the time for a tune-up.

1. High Energy Bills

If your energy bills are higher than normal and you didn’t just come off a stretch of unusually hot days, it could mean that your AC is not operating at its optimal level.

An older cooling system is less efficient than a newer one – especially if it’s not regularly maintained. But an air conditioner tune-up will give both your air conditioner and your wallet a break. 

2. Excessive Humidity

When you live in a place that experiences excess humidity, you know how important it is that your AC system balances out the humidity level. This is especially true during hurricane season when humidity levels skyrocket.

So if your home feels more humid than usual, it’s time to call in the experts. HVAC professionals may recommend a whole-house dehumidifier to alleviate problems with extra moisture. 

3. Unusual Noises

Does your air conditioner rattle or buzz? You may have a loose part.

If it whistles or makes a grinding noise, however, you could be looking at a more serious problem with your air conditioner.

While it’s normal for the AC to make some sound during start-up and shut-down, unusual noises are a sign that a tune-up is needed. 

4. Frequent Cycles

Regardless of the weather, your cooling unit should go through relatively routine cooling cycles. Obviously, your AC will come on more often during the hottest days. But if it’s cycling on and off constantly, there’s a problem.

An HVAC expert can check it out and likely resolve the issue. There is a chance, though, that you may need a new air conditioner. 

5. Bad Odors

One of the jobs of your HVAC system is to freshen the air and neutralize odors. So if it starts to produce an unpleasant smell, then something is wrong.

You don’t want to mess with a bad odor. It could be caused by nasty mildew, troublesome mold, or even faulty wiring. So be sure to call in a professional to resolve the issue.  

6. Warm Air

When you turn on the air conditioning, does warm air blow out of the vents?

Check the thermostat to be sure it’s on cooling mode. Then set the temperature lower than the current temperature of your home. If your vents still blow warm air, you may have an issue with the compressor or restricted airflow and you’ll need the services of an HVAC expert.

7. Water Leaks

It’s normal for your air conditioner to produce condensation as it operates. But there’s nothing normal about leaking water.

Pooled water around your air conditioner is a sure sign that something is wrong. And it’s more than just a hassle. It could end up damaging your home and leading to structural issues.

Don’t hesitate to call the pros.

Get Your Air Conditioner Tune up Today

If you’re experiencing any of the above issues, it’s essential you contact us for an air conditioner tune up.

Even if you aren’t experiencing any problems, it’s still a good idea to have a tune-up to ensure your AC runs through the hurricane season – and beyond.