Over the summer months, a broken central air conditioner in Fairview Heights, Collinsville and East St. Louis is tantamount to being lost in the Mohave Desert. Both are ungodly hot. Whilst, there are not any telltale signs to getting lost in the Mohave Desert, three vital signs indicate that an air conditioning unit is on the verge of a breakdown. Hoffmann Brothers, a heating and air conditioning contractor certified to serve the towns of St. Clair County, highlights the symptoms of a sickly AC.
The AC requires more cooling time.
When the AC demands an extended cooling span, it generally suggests that there is a problem with the air conditioning unit. Sometimes, the problem is as minor as being low on coolant. Conversely, the issue could be attributable to rusty or corroding pipes or even the need for an entirely new air conditioning system.
Today’s air conditioners meet a minimum seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 13. The higher the SEER, the less time the AC requires to cool the home. An ill-performing AC consumes substantial energy to produce cool air. This lack of energy efficiency surges the monthly utility bill, doubling or even tripling energy costs. Whatever the problem, the sooner one schedules a service call the more the savings.
The aforementioned potential air conditioner malfunctions are preventable with annual AC maintenance. Regular check-ups prevent extortionate replacements, repairs or the headache of an inconvenient malfunction.
The central air conditioner releases tepid air.
Perhaps the central air conditioner emits air, but the air is tepid. This symptom may foreshadow a serious fix. The problem could be as simple as changing the air filter, but may require fixing the AC tor even replacing it.
A filter replacement does not improve quality of cool air.
Homeowners and renters commonly forget to replace old filters with a new one. A dirty air filter obstructs the flow of chilled air. Many AC contractors advise that homeowners change the filter before coordinating a service call. In situations where an air filter replacement proves futile, dial 1-314-664-3011 to schedule a house call with the most trusted AC contractor serving Fairview Heights, Collinsville and East St. Louis.