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Don’t Wait: Schedule AC Repairs When These Signs Occur

If you’ve got a problem with your air conditioning system, then it’s time for you to give us a call for quality and reliable repairs. We know it might seem like you can just wait, particularly if your air conditioner still seems to be running okay. We really want to discourage you from waiting though.

The problem with waiting on repair needs is that you give them time to grow worse. Plus, you threaten your system’s efficiency as well as lifespan, both of which will cost you in the long run. Read on to learn about the importance of prompt AC repairs as well as some signs to watch out for that you actually need AC repairs. What are they? Read on!

A Lack of Cooling Power

Does it feel like it’s taking far too long for your home to cool off or like you can never actually get a true feeling of comfort while running your AC? Then it’s time to schedule repairs with our team!

You may have a refrigerant leak–refrigerant is the chemical substance that makes the cooling process even possible. If your air conditioner loses too much refrigerant, then the compressor can get damaged and your entire air conditioner can break down.

Your System Is Short-Cycling

Do you know what short cycling is? It’s when the air conditioner turns on and off rapidly, never completing a full cooling cycle. When this happens, it wears down on the air conditioner and exacerbates wear and tear.

Short-cycling is most often caused by some sort of internal electrical problem in the air conditioner. It’s important that you have this checked right away and that you don’t try to repair it on your own, for your safety as well as the functionality of your air conditioner.

Your Energy Bills Are Higher Than Average

Have you noticed that your energy bills seem to be a lot higher than they were this same time last year? How about in comparison to what your neighbors are paying for similar use?

When your energy bills skyrocket for no apparent reason, it’s a pretty clear sign that something in your home is working inefficiently, and it could very well be your air conditioner. After all, HVAC systems account for about half of all energy use in a home!

You Hear Strange Noises

Have you detected unfamiliar noises coming from your air conditioner? Maybe you hear a screeching or a squealing noise. This can be indicative of a motor bearing wearing down. This is natural and occurs over time, but it’s still a repair need you don’t want to wait on.

Once a motor bearing wears down too far, it creates friction on the motor and as a result, the motor can overheat.

Another ominous noise is hissing or bubbling. This indicates a refrigerant leak. If your air conditioner loses too much of this substance, it will create a number of problems such as frozen evaporator coils, a loss of cooling as we mentioned above, and even eventually a broken down air conditioner.

Don’t wait! Contact us as soon as you think you might need repairs.

For professional air conditioning service in Lubbock, TX contact JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.

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