Could you imagine living here with no air conditioning? Neither could we! You can ask any Las Vegan what their most used appliance is in their homes and we bet they would say their air conditioning. Having cool air in our homes is a necessity, surviving triple digit temperatures without an HVAC system here would be absolutely miserable. Good maintenance on your HVAC system coupled with regular filter changes will prolong the life of your unit. But what are some ways to identify if your unit is failing? What signs would you look for in your home to avoid a mechanical breakdown of your AC unit? Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share some red flags to watch out for, so you can keep your HVAC system in good working order!
Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Emergency Repair or to Be Replaced
1: You see a sudden increase in your power bill– If you are not using any more power than you normally would, but your power bill has spiked, there is a good chance the increase is coming from your HVAC system needing to work overtime to cool your home due to a mechanical malfunction, or a breach in the duct work that is allowing the cool air to escape. A small leak in your duct work can spike your energy use up to 30%!
2: Your AC system is making weird noises– There are more reasons that one why you HVAC system may be making strange noises. There are two noises in particular that you should be listening for that could signal an issue arising. The first is a grinding or rattling noise. If you hear this coming from your system, your compressor or fan motors are likely beginning to fail. The second unusual noise to listen for is a hissing sound, this could signal faulty duct work. In order for you HVAC system to distribute cool air throughout your home, the duct work needs to be completely sealed with no leaks whatsoever, not only can this add costs to your energy bill, but it could lead to a total system breakdown eventually.
3: You notice a foul smell coming from the vents in your home– The air entering your home should be fresh, fresh air should be odorless. If you notice any type of strange smell coming from your system call Air Supply LV right away. This could signal a larger issue going on.
4: There is little to no air coming from your registers– This is a good sign of a sluggish fan. HVAC systems have blower fans that circulate and push the air through the ductwork in your home. If the blower motor is faulty it can reduce the amount of air that comes through the vents dramatically.
5: Poor Indoor air quality– If you or anyone in your home is frequently ill with allergy or cold like symptoms, the source may be coming from within your own home. Excess particulates in the air of your home can signal that there are hidden issues such as dirty ducts that need to be cleaned.
6: Inconsistent airflow/uneven cooling throughout your home– The air cooling your home should be consistently cool throughout each room of your home. If you notice an improper air balance it’s time for maintenance.
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If you notice any of these issues happening in your home today, or in the future, call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning right away and schedule an inspection. Early intervention when detecting an issue such as these can save you money in the long run. Contact us today!