Think there’s something off with your central air system? It only takes one small problem to manifest into a more significant and costly problem. And that’s the last thing you need as the weather starts to warm up. Don’t get stuck in the heat this summer! Here are five signs that you need your central air system serviced as soon as possible.
Your Electric Bill Has Soared in Price
Your central air system is one of the biggest consumers of electricity in your home. A system that isn’t performing optimally will only have to work harder to keep up with your cooling needs. And it won’t take you long to notice as a poor working central air system will start to become apparent in your costly utility bills.
Lack of Cold Air
Is your air conditioner cranked up to the lowest setting but you still aren’t getting enough cold air? It could be a sign that your system is in need of repair. A lack of cold air could mean there’s a compressor problem, clogged filter, or that your refrigerant levels are low. Whatever the reason, it’s a sure sign that your system needs to be serviced in order to increase its efficiency and have the temperature in your home reach the desired set point.
Increase in Illness
If you’ve started to get sick more often or have obvious breathing issues, it could be caused by your central air system. When the air system or ducts are filled with dirt from not being cleaned in a while, it can restrict airflow and circulate dust and pathogens throughout your home. By having your system cleaned you can restore the air circulation, improve air quality, and reduce any health risks to you and your family.
Leaks Near the System
Is there water pooling adjacent to your system? If you find any excess moisture or leakage around the central air system, this can be a sign of bigger problems. In many cases, it indicates a blocked or broken drain tube, but it could also point to a refrigerant leak that should be addressed right away.
Strange Sounds and Odours
Squealing and grinding sounds are often an indication that something is wrong. Strong musty smells can also reveal mould growth inside the ductwork. Failure to have the unit serviced could result in health problems and more costly issues down the road. Any odd sounds or awful odours should be immediately reported to a professional.
Even if you don’t notice any apparent issues like the ones above, with summer around the corner, there’s no better time to have it checked over just in case. When it’s time to get your central air system serviced, you can rely on us at Distinct Heating and Cooling. We can take care of all your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning installation, repairs, and maintenance needs! Call us – we are here to help.