A properly functioning air conditioner is a summer essential in North Texas! Your AC is putting in some hard work to keep you and your family cool and comfortable. But how do you know if there’s a problem about to surface? Take a look at these tips to help you recognize any red flags that your air conditioner needs a Strittmatter SuperTech!
Higher than average energy bill
It’s normal to see a bump in your energy bill over the summer, but a sharp spike can indicate a problem. Keep an eye on how much energy you are using and how high your bill climbs. If something seems abnormal, call the experts at Strittmatters to check out your air conditioning unit. An improperly functioning unit can use more energy and cause an unnecessarily high utility bill.
Strange sounds or smells
Banging, popping, grating, or squealing? Sounds like trouble. Your unit should not be making any unusual noises when running. The same goes for strange odors coming from your system or vents. If you notice something new that doesn’t seem right, just call our SuperTechs. They can get the problem diagnosed in no time.
Poor airflow or no cool air
Keep an eye out for rooms that seem unusually warm while others seem cool. Problems with the air ducts or debris can cause your unit not to blow cool air evenly throughout your home. The problem could also be is that your unit isn’t cooling the air properly. Both of these issues are red flags that shouldn’t be ignored.
Sometimes the issue isn’t coming from your air conditioning unit, but instead from your thermostat! Some red flags of thermostat problems can include uneven cooling in your home, a unit that won’t turn on when you adjust the thermostat, or a thermostat screen/buttons that are unresponsive. Your thermostat might have a reset switch, but if that doesn’t resolve the problem, our experts can get everything back up and running!
Your system is more than 10-12 years old
A well-maintained air conditioning system can last up to 15 years! But if you are experiencing problems with your unit past 10-12 years, it could be a warning sign that your unit is nearing the end of its lifespan. Call up one of our SuperTechs to see if repair or replacement is the best option for you.
If you think you are seeing any of these red flags in your air conditioner, don’t wait! Call the Strittmatter SuperTechs and we will send out an expert to inspect your system. Our highly trained professionals can diagnose problems to repair or make recommendations for replacing the system. Give us a call at (940) 566-1122 to set up your appointment or ask questions.
Stay cool, everyone!