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Don’t Ignore These Signs of a Troubled AC

It’s hot out and your air conditioner is running day and night to keep you cool. This is the story for not just Americans, but for our area in specific, as we see record-breaking temperatures, heatwaves, and other weather phenomena that cause us to rely on these systems. That’s okay! It’s what they’re built for.

However, an air conditioner is not built to sustain damage and keep running at peak performance. Just like any other piece of equipment—a car, a computer, or a television—an air conditioner requires repairs when it runs into trouble. We just see homeowners confused and wondering what to look for when this happens!

Well, if any of the following points sound like they’re describing your situation, then it’s a good idea to call us for air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM. Don’t worry, we won’t fix anything that’s not broken, so you’re safe calling us even when you’re unsure.

AC Problems Need Professional Help

If you think you see or hear a problem in your air conditioner, you should always call for help. These problems always tend to get worse, not better, so you’re in good hands when you contact a professional. When you trust a team that cares, they’ll more often than not explain to you the problem and why it needs to be fixed, so you’re more informed than you were before.

Here are just a few good reasons to call for our help:

Your Energy Bills Are Rising

Every air conditioner has a SEER rating (seasonal energy efficiency ratio), which means you can get a pretty good idea of what your energy bills will look like before you purchase the system. From beginning to end, your air conditioner should be able to provide you with comfortable temperatures without draining your bank account.

If the system has started consuming too much energy, then something might be wrong.

You Hear a Sound Coming From the System

Noises like grinding, buzzing, shrieking, clanking, hissing, or bubbling are never good. It doesn’t matter what anyone tells you, it’s a good idea to have a professional investigate what the problem is before you go back to living your life. This problem could compound into additional problems before you know it!

It’s Not Working Like It Used to

How comfortable is your home? Is your air conditioner straining to cool your living room and kitchen, and even then it won’t even begin to cool your bedrooms? This is a comfort preference that should be met, otherwise you’re really missing out.

Air conditioners are designed to cool the entire space of your home. If they don’t then you’re paying for an oversized and expensive fan. Call to have this problem investigated immediately.

There’s a Foul Odor Coming From It

Mold can grow in the condensate line of your air conditioner if it gets clogged. Likewise, if the refrigerant is leaking from the system, you’ll also smell a sweet smell that isn’t good. Any smells that come from your air conditioner are a bad sign and should be fixed.

If any of these signs are familiar, then call First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc. Quality work, exuberant service!

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