You rely on your HVAC system to keep your Tuskegee, Alabama, home comfortable year-round. On a hot summer day, the last thing you want to deal with is an unexpected air conditioner breakdown. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for a major HVAC malfunction to know that your system needs a tuneup. From unusually high bills to uneven temperatures, look for these six signs that you need HVAC maintenance.
Sky-High Energy Bills
Most Tuskegee homeowners are used to higher energy bills in the summer, since air conditioners work harder and run longer on the hottest days of the year. If your utility bills are higher than they were last year, or if you’ve noticed a sudden spike in energy consumption, your air conditioner could be sounding alarm bells.
Keep in mind that most air conditioners last for around 10 years, and these systems need maintenance at least once a year to continue operating smoothly. If you’ve let more than a year slip by since your last maintenance appointment, the team at Air Conditioning by Luquire can help. Our annual tuneups ensure your HVAC system runs as efficiently as possible, which can do wonders for your energy bills.
If your family regularly disagrees about optimal thermostat settings, you might have more than just different temperature preferences on your hands. In ideal conditions, your HVAC system should maintain a consistent temperature in each room. In other words, 78 degrees in the living room should feel the same as 78 degrees in the kids’ bedrooms.
When your air conditioner can’t seem to maintain an even temperature throughout the house, it’s time to schedule HVAC maintenance. After a tuneup, you might be surprised at how much airflow increases and comfort improves in each room of your home.
When your HVAC system runs efficiently, it should have regular cycles that last for several minutes. An air conditioner that turns on and off quickly or powers on more frequently than normal is cause for concern.
Also known as short cycling, this problem suggests that your air conditioner needs to be recalibrated or that a more serious problem is around the corner. A preventive maintenance session will allow our team to recalibrate your air conditioner and prevent it from causing your energy bills to spike.
Short cycling causes more than just extra wear and tear and high energy consumption. Your air conditioner is designed to remove excess moisture from the air, but an abbreviated cooling cycle often prevents the dehumidification process from working properly.
High humidity in the home can lead to discomfort and even indoor air quality problems such as dust mites and mold growth. Before your home’s humidity levels climb too high, call our team for an air conditioner tuneup.
Excess dust can make your home look messy and can lead to respiratory issues. If you dust, sweep, and mop frequently, however, dust buildup can be a sign that you need HVAC maintenance.
A number of HVAC problems can lead to excessive dust in your home. When you call our team of HVAC professionals, we’ll check the air conditioner, the ductwork, and the air filters to find out why there’s so much dust in your home’s air supply and help you find a solution that works for your home.
If you’ve lived with your HVAC system for a year or more, you’ve probably grown accustomed to the noises it makes as it turns on and off during each cycle. These standard noises aren’t typically cause for alarm, but a new or unusual noise could be.
Rattling noises, popping sounds, and grinding or grating are all signs that something is wrong with your HVAC system. Before you find yourself facing an expensive HVAC breakdown, save yourself some money and call our team for preventive maintenance.
Give your HVAC system the attention it needs, and you can look forward to fewer breakdowns, a comfortable home, and manageable utility bills. Call 334-230-5870 to schedule your tuneup with the Air Conditioning by Luquire team today.
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