Mesa, AZ gets as hot as anywhere in the world during summer, and the last thing you need when the temperature shoot past 100°F is an air conditioner that breaks down. The sooner you can spot a problem with your system, the more quickly it can be addressed and less chance of serious trouble when the heat starts to rise.
Air conditioning breakdowns can be caused by anything from low refrigerant levels to faulty motors, and while it takes an expert to properly diagnose the issue, you can keep an eye out for simple clues that something is wrong.
Here are 3 signs of trouble with your air conditioning that you should look for as the summer continues.
1. Low Air Flow
Clogs and blockages can reduce the flow of air into your home, forcing it work harder and take longer to cool down. Low air flow can also be caused by breaches in your ducts, and by problems with the fan motor or fan blades themselves. In any case, if the problem isn’t addressed, your energy bills will go up as the system expends more electricity to get past the reduced flow, and the chances of a serious breakdown rise considerably.
2. Higher Bills
Speaking of higher bills, an unexpected spike in your monthly energy costs is a good way to spot trouble, even if the rest of the system appears to be functioning properly. Higher bills mean increased strain on your system, which will only get worse if you don’t address it.
3. Lack of Cool Air
Without cool air, your house doesn’t get comfortable, and if your system isn’t blowing cool air, it might as well just be a wall fan. A lack of cool air can be caused by low refrigerant levels, by breaches in the ducts and in some cases even by overheating components.
If you spot any problems with your system, turn it off and call the experts at Johns Refrigeration immediately!