You want to come home on a hot day, turn on the AC, and fall asleep right where you . Summers are on the horizon, and homeowners should start preparing for the hottest days of the year. Apart from packing your winter wardrobe and taking out your summer clothes, you also need to tune up your ACs. Make sure they’re in working condition so that you don’t have to sweat through summers trying to get them fixed or replaced. Here are some signs that tell when your AC needs repairs.
Remember how smoothly your AC worked when it was brand new? After the first beep of turning on the power, you didn’t hear anything, and the room cooled up in minutes. That’s how it should be. If your AC is making abnormal noise, there’s something amiss. It’s a sign of hardware failures inside the cooling system or pollution and debris accumulating in the unit.
You need professionals to diagnose the loose screws or the faulty motor, so they repair them. However, if the air ducts have a dirty surprise for you, let us handle it. We have found all sorts of pollutants from dirt and grime to critters in the air ducts in our experience. We must treat it ASAP because it affects the cooling quality and add up to your bills.
If your AC fails to cool the area, it’s not doing its job. You don’t need the cooling unit to blow hot air into the house when it’s already hot inside. The most common culprit in such cases is the air filters. Dirty air filters are unable to manage the airflow, and hence it ends up feeling hot. The filters get clogged with dust and dirt over time and need regular maintenance. Hire us soon so we can take a look at it.
Sometimes when your cooling system isn’t working fine, it makes the house stink like rotten fish. You don’t want foul odors to waft through the house whenever you turn on the AC. The lingering smells significantly compromise the air quality and make living uncomfortable. The problem could be with the condenser coils, which tend to accumulate bacterial growth and filth over time. It could also be due to dirty air filters or polluted air ducts that the air smells bad.
A considerable number of homeowners take air ducts for granted. However, they’re also one of the important fixtures in any home. Not only do they circulate air in and out of your HVAC system, but they also ensure an overall comfortable indoor atmosphere.
The key to fully-functional air ducts is to keep them clean and well-maintained. Here’s why we recommend doing so:
Improved indoor air quality
The HVAC system is literally the lungs of your home. It’s the system that breathes in and breathes out. When the HVAC system catches these contaminants, they get re-circulated around the house nearly 5 or 7 times a day. The recirculation can, in return, can add to the ductwork buildup.
Most home occupants are susceptible to contaminants and allergens like dust, cigarette smoke, pet dander, and dirt. Individuals with asthma, autoimmune disorders, environmental allergies, and respiratory illnesses are particularly vulnerable. Regular duct cleaning can help improve your indoor air quality by a great deal.
Get rid of unpleasant odors.
It’s not just the dust that’s bothersome. Over time, when contaminants linger around the house, they can blend in with your indoor air and cause unpleasant smells. The bad news is that these unpleasant odors can quickly move around from one part of the house to the next. Other than that, dirt and dust can also form a musty smell inside the ductwork. You can filter out the scent and ensure a fresh-smelling home by getting the ductwork cleaned.
An average American spends a considerable chunk of their spending on their utility bills. You’d be surprised to know that nearly 25 to 40 percent of the energy used to heat and cool any living space is wasted.
The contaminants circulating your house has a considerable role to play. Even if you use filters, the HVAC systems can get dirtied just through regular use. As a result, the HVAC system has to work harder to produce the same output and start consuming more energy. Other than that, contaminants can also choke the airflow and result in compromised efficiency. On the other hand, a cleaner HVAC system uses less energy and improves cost-effectiveness.