Unfortunately, many of us don’t think about the maintenance of their air conditioner until something goes wrong. By then, it can often be too late. The last thing your family needs is a system shutdown in the middle of a hot Texas summer!
If you’re wondering if your air conditioner will last through the summer, but haven’t had time to talk to a professional, there are a number of signs that may warn of an impending breakdown.
Age is a major factor in air conditioning efficiency. If your system is over 10 years old, it probably needs to be replaced. Older systems, even at full capacity, just aren’t as efficient as newer models. Depending on the specifications of your current model, you could save at least 20 percent in energy costs by upgrading to an Energy Star qualified model.
Increased or abnormal system noise is another sign of trouble. Be it a problem with your coil or ductwork, A/C noise is cause for concern. Contact a professional before further damage comes to your system.
Another obvious warning sign is a lack of cooling. If your system isn’t able to consistently cool your entire home, you are probably in need of repair or replacement. The inefficiency of a struggling air conditioning system will also be reflected in your monthly utility bills.
If your system is experiencing any of the issues mentioned here, contact a professional as soon as possible. A qualified HVAC technician can help you find the source of your problem and correct it before further damage comes to your system. Unfortunately, sometimes repair is simply not enough and a system replacement is required.
For the most accurate assessment, an HVAC professional will need to examine your system. The Bradbury Family has been serving heating and air conditioning needs since 1987. If you have questions about your air conditioning system, let Bradbury Brothers provide the answers today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). Bradbury Brothers services most of southern Montgomery County including The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Pinehurst, Shenandoah as well as northern Harris county including Cypress, Klein, Spring and Tomball.