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3 Signs You Need to Schedule AC Maintenance NOW

It is important to pay attention to how your air conditioner operates so that you can identify problems early and address them before they negatively impact the unit. But how do you know when air conditioning problems warrant a call for service?

You can keep reading to learn more about three signs that should be considered red flags when it comes to air conditioner operation. If you notice any of these signs, give our team a call for AC repair in Memphis, TN before the problems worsen.

Lack of Airflow

Having a lack of airflow coming from the vents around your home is one reason to call for service. Air conditioning problems are not always very obvious. But when you notice changes in airflow, this could be an early sign of a more serious issue inside of the unit. 

Airflow problems can range from weak airflow that is still cool, to strong airflow that is lukewarm. Your air conditioner should always produce a steady stream of cool-to-cold air. If it is weak or lukewarm, that’s a problem even when your home still feels comfortable.

Unusual Sounds

It’s also important to pay attention to any unusual sounds, whether they are loud or quiet. Sometimes a gentle tapping or rattling may not seem like cause for alarm. But a small loose component can do a lot of damage inside of your unit if it completely breaks free.

Loud sounds are equally alarming. If you hear scraping, screeching, rumbling, or banging, then you should turn your unit off right away and leave it off until our team has a chance to check out the issue. This helps to prevent additional damage from happening in the meantime.

High Energy Costs

Sometimes your air conditioner itself may not produce any unusual signs at all, but you notice that your energy costs are creeping up. It can be easy to not realize that this is happening if the increases happen incrementally over time. It is completely normal for your energy bill to fluctuate from month to month, but it should never go up without ceasing. You also should not see any one single jump in cost that is significant without a reason. 

Disproportionate Temperatures

You also want to pay attention to how individual rooms around your house feel. Your central air conditioner is designed to produce a uniform temperature across your entire home. If you have one room or section of your home that is significantly warmer or cooler than the rest of the rooms, that’s a problem. 

Most of the time this points to an issue with the ductwork. It may be that the ductwork was laid out incorrectly, has holes, or maybe has shifted around with time. Either way, you want to address ductwork problems so that they don’t negatively impact your air conditioner in the long term by adding strain.

Since 1943, it’s been Automatic in Memphis! Contact the experts at Automatic Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to get started on AC repair in Memphis, TN.

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