3 Signs It Is Time For An Air Conditioning Repair

If your air conditioner suddenly stops powering on or is failing to produce cold air, the need for repairs will be quite obvious. However, the need for air conditioning repairs is not always so easy to detect. In many cases, learning to identify the need for repairs early on can help you to avoid a system breakdown altogether. Below, you can learn more about three of the most common signs that can signal the need for air conditioning repairs. 

Warning Sign #1: A Sudden And Unexplained Rise In Your Energy Costs

You should expect to see a bit of an increase in your electric bill during the cooling season as a result of running your air conditioner. You should also expect to see a slight increase if extreme temperatures cause you to run your air conditioner more frequently during a specific month. However, if you experience dramatic or unexplained changes to your energy costs, this can be a telltale sign that your air conditioner needs repair. This is because when your air conditioner is struggling to operate properly, it will inevitably consume more energy. The evidence of this can be seen in your monthly energy bills. 

Warning Sign #2: Moisture On Or Around Your Air Conditioning Unit

Far too many homeowners ignore this particular warning sign because they believe moisture on or around their air conditioner to be nothing more than harmless condensation. If you have made this same assumption in the past, you need to know that a well-functioning air conditioner will not produce condensation on the outside of the unit. If you see moisture either on or around your air conditioner, this is a sign that either your unit is leaking refrigerant or that your coils are likely frozen. Both of these issues will need to be addressed quickly by an air conditioning repair contractor. 

Warning Sign #3: Frequent Cycling On And Off

If your area is experiencing exceptionally hot temperatures, it is quite normal to hear your air conditioner cycling on more frequently as it struggles to keep up with the extremely hot outdoor temperatures. However, if you are not in the midst of a heat wave, your air conditioner should cycle on and off at relatively consistent intervals. If you notice that your AC unit is cycling on and off more frequently, this can be a sign that your cooling system is struggling to achieve the desired temperature in your home and needs repair.

Contact a local AC repair service to learn more.