When was the last time you had your air conditioner checked? Do you think it’s breaking down? Maybe your HVAC is trying to tell you something. Our skilled technicians at Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating have three tips to tell what your HVAC is trying to tell you:
Age. As simple as that sounds, homeowners understandably try to hold out on an HVAC investment as long as possible. Granted, the best way to lengthen the life of your air conditioner is through routine maintenance because a little love goes a long way; however, be sure to also check the age of your HVAC unit. The U.S. Department of Energy tells us the useful life of most HVAC units is between 15 to 20 years.
Temperature. If you find yourself having to turn your AC all the way up to get cool air, or the heat up full blast for lukewarm air, your HVAC unit is not working as well as it used to. An air conditioner tends to do that over time or when something is breaking down. If your thermostat is within two degrees of your setting, everything is likely working well. If not, we can help. A routine tune-up can make sure that everything is working exactly as it should be.
Sounds. Have you heard any rattling? You could have a broken fan belt. Any growling? That could be a defective motor. What about clicking? Your HVAC is trying to switch on and it can’t because of something called a capacitor.
A quick overview by a trained HVAC technician could be the answer to figure out what is wrong. Give Spencer a call at (972) 446- COOL (2665) or find out more at spencerairconditioning.com.