While the weather still may be cold outside, our techs here at ABC Cooling are gearing up to begin air conditioning tune-ups all across Fresno. Much like the car you drive, HVAC units require yearly maintenance to ensure that they continue to work properly. When homeowners avoid this crucial step, it can result in an air conditioning unit that is less efficient and could ultimately break down on you when you need it the most.
The hardest part for homeowners is determining when exactly it is time to call in the experts to inspect and tune-up your air conditioner to ensure it is working to the best of its abilities. Our technicians shared their top signs to look out for when it is time for a tune-up.
Higher energy bills
Your bills are usually the first place you will see signs of inefficiency. If you are seeing an increase in your monthly energy bills, this is pointing to an air conditioning unit that isn’t working to the best of its abilities to cool your home.
The causes of this inefficiency can vary; however, they typically all point to needing an air conditioning tune-up. The main culprit is almost always a dirty air filter.
Dirty air filter:
Changing your air filter at least once every three months is one of the easiest things you can do to keep your AC unit running in tip-top shape. When you leave in dirty filters, you are forcing your air conditioning unit to work twice as hard to push the air out into your home. This will result in a poor performing unit and will also cause additional wear and tear on your system.
The inside of your unit is dusty and dirty
Much like our first warning sign, the dirt in your air conditioning unit’s air filter and actual system has a large effect on how your unit runs. When you schedule an air conditioning tune-up, the team that comes out to your home will inspect and clean out any dirt they encounter. Not only will this help to keep your unit running as efficiently as possible, but it will also avoid any possible safety hazards that dirt can cause.
Lack of cool air coming out
This warning sign can be a result of a few different malfunctions with your air conditioning unit. Sometimes this points to a refrigerant line that is not insulated or that needs to be re-charged. Much like your car, it is important to have the cooling aspect of your unit inspected on a yearly basis before the hot weather hits.
Loud noises coming from your unit
Have you kicked on your AC unit and started hearing loud rattling and buzzing noises? This can be caused by a variety of reasons. If you are one of the lucky ones, it may just be a quick fix to keep your unit from running quieter; however, there is the off chance that the root of the problem could be larger and require a replacement part.
You have not had an air conditioning tune-up in over a year
You would not ignore routine maintenance on your car, would you? Then why would you ignore it on the parts of your home that keep you and your family comfortable? Just like the vehicle you drive, your air conditioning unit requires a team of professionals to inspect and fix any potential issues that could keep you from having cool air during the hotter months.
If you have not scheduled an air conditioning tune-up in over a year, there is a likely chance that there is built up dust and underlying issues that have been left untouched. This can lead to costly repairs or, worse, a full unit replacement if left ignored.
Calling a professional
ABC Cooling and Heating has been serving the Fresno, San Jose, and Hayward area with air conditioning services for over 60 years! All of our technicians are certified and trained to handle the task at hand and to make sure that they are ready to handle any job that comes their way. No matter what the issue is, we are confident that our award-winning team is here to take excellent care of you and your family.
Before the warmer weather hits the Fresno area, you should schedule an air conditioning tune-up to ensure your unit is ready to bring cool air and comfort to your home. Schedule your air conditioning tune-up with our team today to ensure you are ahead of the game!