Summers in Hagerstown, MD, are warm and humid, and you’ll turn to your air conditioning system for relief. Maintaining your air conditioner with annual tuneups prevents a lot of problems, but there will be a time when you’ll need an AC repair. If you notice any of these four signs, it’s time to call a professional.
High Electricity Bills
Dirty air filters, filthy sensors, a bad capacitor or a faulty thermostat can make your air conditioning system short cycle. Short cycling is when the system turns on almost immediately after turning off. The starting phase of a cooling cycle uses a lot of electricity, so short cycling will increase your summertime cooling bills noticeably. If there’s no other reason for higher electricity bills, your malfunctioning air conditioner could be the cause.
Ice or Water Buildup
Dirty evaporator coils cause ice to build up, eventually damaging the coils and shutting down the system. A clogged condensate drain could cause a water backup into the compressor, requiring a whole system replacement. Water backups may also lead to microbial growth and poor indoor air quality in your home.
When you feel warm air blowing from your home’s vents, you’ll soon need an AC repair. Before you call, verify your thermostat is set to cool. Your air conditioner could have a refrigerant leak, damaged motor or electrical problem. All of those issues require professional AC repairs.
Poor Humidity Control
Air conditioners don’t only cool your home. They also remove excess moisture from your home’s air supply. High indoor humidity contributes to poor air quality and decreased comfort. If you notice an increase in your home’s humidity, your air conditioner could have a clogged condensate line, cracked drain pan, improper refrigerant charge or some other issue.
Prompt AC repairs performed by our licensed service technicians restore comfort to your home. Professional repairs also prevent worse damage to your air conditioner. To schedule an AC repair today, call Hagerstown Heating & Cooling.
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