Most modern buildings are fitted with air conditioning equipment. However, just like any other modern devices, these wear out after hours and hours of use. Therefore, it is critical to keep an eye on the equipment to avoid those abrupt and undesirable breakdowns. Here are three signs that will alert you when to service your AC and keep it running optimally.
1. Noise Levels
The moving parts of the AC produce some continuous noise whenever the machine is running. The level of noise varies, and some newer models are much quieter than the old ones. However, it is a perfectly regular occurrence. When your AC starts producing strange noises, this is a clear indication that something may be wrong and should be checked out.
2. Electricity Bills
Heating and cooling take up a considerable chunk of the electricity bill in every modern home. Most of the time, the total bill is within a predictable range. If your bill suddenly spikes, it could be a sign that your AC is about to break down or is already seriously malfunctioning. Alternatively, the thermostat that controls the AC could also be the culprit. In any case, you should check your equipment to single out the problem and deal with it as quickly as possible.
The rate of air that flows through your equipment’s vents should be consistent for the most part. Weak or warm airflow is generally a bad sign and should be taken seriously. One of the easiest ways to diagnose such an issue is to clean or replace the filter. When it is too clogged, you should purchase a new one. If the problem persists, call Loren’s Heating and Air in Salem for an NATE-certified technician to look into it.
Air conditioning systems can be demanding and complex to maintain, but any effort to maintain your equipment can go a long way toward prolonging the life of the system. At Loren’s Heating and Air, we have a team of certified and experienced technicians. We maintain, repair and install both heating and cooling systems. Our team also offers indoor air quality and fireplace services. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.