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Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs a Tune-Up This Summer

June 18, 2024 | Blog

As the summer heat intensifies in Lakewood, Garland, Addison, and surrounding areas, ensuring your air conditioner is in top shape is essential for maintaining comfort. Regular maintenance can prevent unexpected breakdowns and keep your system running efficiently. Here are some signs that indicate your air conditioner needs a tune-up from Public Service Plumbers.

Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs a Tune-Up This Summer
Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs a Tune-Up This Summer

1. Weak Airflow

If you notice weak or inconsistent airflow coming from your vents, it could be a sign of a clogged air filter, ductwork issues, or a failing compressor. A professional tune-up can identify and resolve these issues, ensuring optimal airflow throughout your home.

Expert Tip: Check and replace your air filters regularly to maintain good airflow and indoor air quality.

2. Unusual Noises

Strange noises such as grinding, squealing, or banging coming from your air conditioner can indicate mechanical problems. These sounds often point to issues with the fan motor, belts, or other components that require immediate attention.

Expert Tip: Schedule a tune-up as soon as you hear unusual noises to prevent further damage and costly repairs.

3. Frequent Cycling

If your air conditioner frequently turns on and off, it may be short cycling. This issue can result from an oversized system, thermostat problems, or refrigerant leaks. A professional tune-up can diagnose the cause and restore proper operation.

Expert Tip: Ensure your thermostat is set correctly and located away from heat sources to avoid false readings.

4. High Energy Bills

A sudden increase in your energy bills without a corresponding increase in usage can indicate that your air conditioner is working harder than necessary. This inefficiency often results from dirty coils, low refrigerant levels, or other maintenance issues.

Expert Tip: Regular tune-ups can improve your system’s efficiency and reduce energy costs.

5. Warm Air

If your air conditioner is blowing warm air instead of cool, it could be due to low refrigerant levels, a malfunctioning compressor, or other issues. A tune-up can address these problems and restore your system’s cooling capability.

Expert Tip: Check the thermostat settings to ensure it’s set to “cool” mode and the temperature is correctly adjusted.

6. Unpleasant Odors

Foul or musty odors coming from your air conditioning vents can indicate mold or mildew growth within the system or ductwork. A professional tune-up includes cleaning and inspecting the system to eliminate these odors and improve air quality.

Expert Tip: Use high-quality air filters and change them regularly to reduce the risk of mold growth.

7. Excessive Humidity

Your air conditioner should help dehumidify your home. If you notice increased humidity levels indoors, it could be a sign that your system needs maintenance. A tune-up can ensure your air conditioner effectively controls humidity levels.

Expert Tip: Consider using a dehumidifier in particularly humid conditions to support your air conditioner.

Preventive Maintenance

The best way to ensure your air conditioner operates efficiently all summer is through regular preventive maintenance. Schedule a tune-up with Public Service Plumbers to keep your system in peak condition. Our experienced technicians will perform a comprehensive inspection, clean critical components, and address any potential issues before they become major problems.

Expert Tip: Sign up for a maintenance plan to receive regular service reminders and priority scheduling.

Stay cool this summer with a well-maintained air conditioner. Contact Public Service Plumbers today at (214) 612-7292 or click here to schedule your maintenance service or for any A/C repairs.

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