In Southern California, the air conditioning season never truly comes to an end. You can expect to use your AC less during the winter months, but it won’t fall completely silent for long. More than most other regions of the country, Southern California residents need to keep their air conditioning systems in top shape all throughout the year.
At the first signs that your AC may require fixing, call for professionals to look into it. Modern cooling systems are too complex for amateurs to repair them, and tampering with an AC without the proper training or tools can result in further damage to it. For air conditioning repair service in Huntington Beach, CA, look to Total Comfort Inc. “We Install the Best and Service the Rest.”
Here Are Three Major Signs To Watch For That May Indicate You Should Call For AC Repairs:
1. Loud noises from the cabinet
Contemporary air conditioning manufacturers make their products to run as quietly as possible. During normal operation, you should only expect to hear the quiet whir and hum of fans and the compressor. Strange sounds, such as clicking, hissing, and mechanical grinding, are flashing warning beacons that something inside the AC is not operating right—and is likely causing additional stress that will create additional problems.
2. Uneven cooling and hot spots in the house
If parts of your house seem hotter than they should be—especially rooms at the edge of the house—then the AC may be losing its cooling power or suffering from a loss of airflow. Check first to see that the thermostat is set correctly and that all the room vents are open, then call for repairs.
3. A spike in utility bills
When an air conditioner encounters a malfunction, it will place stress on the system that will make it draw more electrical power than normal. Even something as simple as a clogged air vent will cause a noticeable leap in electrical bills. If you spot a jump in your utility bills that you cannot account for due to an increase in use, you should contact technicians to see what’s causing the AC to run inefficiently.
To help fend off the above problems, enroll your air conditioning system in a preventive maintenance program. Each year, a technician will visit your home to inspect and tune-up the AC so it runs without additional strain and to see that it has no impending repair needs. This is the best way to maintain your air conditioner’s efficiency and increase it lifespan.
You can reach the team at Total Comfort Inc 24-hours a day when you need air conditioning repairs in Huntington Beach, CA. Also ask us about our Ultimate Protection Plan to maintain your air conditioner (and heater as well) each year.