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5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Maintenance

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Are you worried that your air conditioner might not beat the heat this summer? Or maybe you’re not sure what signs to look for when spotting whether your air conditioner is in need of repair, maintenance or replacement.

Not to worry, we’ve got you covered.

With the dog days of summer fast approaching, most of us count on our air conditioners to keep our homes comfortable through the warm, humid months. The last thing a homeowner (and their family!) wants to deal with is a broken air conditioner during a mid-August heatwave.

Here are a few things to look for that might indicate your air conditioner won’t last through the summer:

1. Strange noises

When you turn on the air conditioning do you hear sounds inside or outside your home that aren’t normal? Clunks, banging, hums, and vibrations can be signs that something isn’t right with your unit.

2. No cold air

Though this might seem obvious, it’s worth mentioning. If your air conditioner is running but you don’t get cold air coming from your ductwork, there is most likely something wrong.

3. Water where it shouldn’t be

When your air conditioner is running, do you have water mysteriously running out of your furnace or ductwork? This should not happen when your air conditioning system is working correctly.

4. Low or no air-flow

Your air conditioner relies on your furnace blower fan to move cool air through your house. If the air flow is very slow or nonexistent, your system may have a problem.

5. Higher than normal electricity bills

Your air conditioner uses electricity to operate and not all summers are the same, but if you notice an unusual spike in your electricity bills, there is a chance your air conditioner might be the problem.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or you want to schedule air conditioner maintenance before the summer heat waves begin, give Cross Heating & Air Conditioning a call. Our licensed, experienced technicians can keep your system operating reliably and efficiently so you can enjoy your air-conditioned home this summer.

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