Save Money by Maintaining an Air Conditioner

One: Air in a Building Has a Foul Odor

A sign of an inefficient air conditioner is when the air circulating in a home has a foul odor.

This is an indication that the filter is filled with debris such as household dust that prevents proper airflow. Get in the habit of changing air filters once a month.

Two: An Air Conditioner Makes a Loud Noise

When homeowners turn on an air conditioner, it should make a slight humming noise. An air conditioner operating inefficiently makes a loud noise that indicates something is broken inside its interior components. When components are worn, an air conditioner must work harder, leading to an increased electric bill.

Three: Receiving Huge Electric Bills

A homeowner should keep track of their electric bills to notice when there is a significance difference. Electric bills for air-conditioning costs should remain about the same as a previous year’s bill. Request an inspection from a professional company when utility bills are high.

Help an Air Conditioner Have a Longer Life Span

Four: Poor Airflow from Central Air-Conditioning’s Ductwork

As a homeowner places a hand over an air conditioner’s vent in each room in a home, they should feel cool air. If there are rooms where air is not flowing, then it is possible there is a blockage of debris that makes an air conditioner inefficient.

Five: Exterior of Air Conditioner is Dirty

The exterior of an air conditioner requires cleaning with a dry cloth to prevent a buildup of dust and spider webs. Make sure that household items are not stored around the air conditioner, preventing air circulation.

There are Good Reasons to Call a Professional Technician.

Six: There are Hot Spots in a Building

When a homeowner is experiencing hot spots in a building, the air conditioner has a problem with its mechanisms that requires a professional repair team.

Only professional technicians have an understanding of an air conditioner’s schematics in order to understand where all of the wires and components are located.

Seven: An Air Conditioner Keeps Turning Off

An air conditioner that turns off while a building is still hot may have something wrong with its thermostat, blower or other mechanisms that require analysis to determine the problem.

A professional technician has the tools and equipment to make an efficient repair to an air conditioner.

Is your Dundalk HVAC system acting up? Call Reliability Home Heating and Air at (443) 399-8663, and let the experts take care of the problem.