Many homeowners underestimate the importance of quality performance from their air conditioner. Performance plays a much bigger role in the overall picture. An air conditioner that highly performs means a longer life for the HVAC system, less repairs, and a lower power bill. When an air conditioner develops performance problems it is important to determine the reason and correct the problem as soon as possible. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share some common signs of performance problem and how to troubleshoot and repair the issue.
AC Running But Not Cooling
One major performance warning sign that often points to a bigger problem is poor cooling results. When the air conditioner runs a cycle and yet the inside of the home still feels too warm and uncomfortable this is not okay. When an air conditioner fails to bring the temperature to the set temperature on the thermostat this indicates a problem with the cooling system. When the air conditioner cooling power is weak this can point to low refrigerant, a clogged air filter, or dirty coils. When the cooling power of your air conditioner isn’t right, the air conditioner requires a thorough inspection. To help prevent poor cooling performance from your air conditioner you will want to be sure to change out the air filter every 1 to 3 months. Along with keeping the air filters clean, make sure to schedule a yearly tune-up to ensure the health of your air conditioner.
Weak AC Air Flow
Another concern sign that your air conditioner is performing poorly is weak air flow coming from the vents. When the air conditioner runs a cycle, the last step is to push the cold air through the air ducts and into the cooling zones. If the air that flows through the air duct is weak this is a sign that there is a problem with the fan and or its motor. The fan can develop different problems including a loose or broken belt, the motor is dying, or the motor is very dirty. Low flow problems need to be addressed to ensure there isn’t a bigger problem. When there is weak air flow seek the aid of an HVAC service to inspect your air conditioner and its fan motor.
High Energy Bill
One air conditioner performance sign that most homeowners notice fairly quickly is a high power bill. When your power bill is higher and you haven’t added any new or major appliances, often the culprit is your air conditioner. When an air conditioner is using more power this is a sign there is a problem. A high power bill points to a problem. However, a number of problems can cause the power usage to go up. Some problems can be minor such as dirty air filter, coils, or a leak in the air duct. However, it can also be due to a failing component, low refrigerant and more. A high power bill proves that the air conditioner’s health is in question.
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If the performance from your air conditioner is compromised and you need a tune-up and inspection, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.