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I've been calling Riteway to service all our a/c units for over 15 years.

- Jolene D.

Is Your AC on the Fritz?

top view of the outside unit of an air conditionerSummer is coming, and that means now is the perfect time to take care of any outstanding air conditioning repairs. Of course, you may not even know that your air conditioner is in trouble, and if this is the case, you’ve come to the right spot. A faulty air conditioner is definitely a concern, especially for your comfort and efficiency.

There are a number of signs that suggest your air conditioner is in need of repair, and below, we have outlined a few of them. Keep reading to find out more!

Signs That It’s Time to Schedule AC Repair

Low Air Flow

Low air flow through your vents can definitely be the sign of a much bigger problem. It often means that cold air is trapped in the system, which can cause the coils to freeze and make the problem even worse. Trapped air leads to inefficiency and places a lot of strain on the system, so it is best to have your AC looked at right away if you notice low air flow or no air flow.

Strange Sounds

Your air conditioner is not inherently noisy. In fact, the only sound you should ever hear coming from your system is the sound of air gently whooshing through the vents. If you hear screeching, clanking, banging, humming, or rattling, it is definitely time to contact your local HVAC expert.

Reduced Cooling Levels

There are a variety of underlying issues that can lead to reduced cooling levels. Low refrigerant, overheating components, and breaches in the ductwork can all make it much harder for your AC to keep your home nice and cool. So if the air coming out of your vents is warm to the touch, be sure to contact an HVAC professional who can determine the cause and restore your comfort.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is a term used to describe when your air conditioner repeatedly turns on and off without ever completing a full cooling cycle. Not only does short cycling place a lot of strain on the system, but it is also extremely inefficient and you can certainly expect a drastic rise in cooling costs. If your AC turns on and off rather frequently, be sure to have it looked at right away.

Higher Bills

We always recommend keeping a close eye on your monthly energy bills since they can be quite telling. If you are paying more and more each month to keep your home cool, it is likely that your system is inefficient due to an underlying issue. Your HVAC technician should be able to pinpoint the root of the problem.

Trust a Professional

If you’ve noticed that your air conditioner is in need of repair, don’t hesitate to contact a professional. Only a professional HVAC technician has the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to handle complex AC repairs in San Antonio, TX. Be sure to hire a professional for your AC needs, for sometimes an attempt to save money can end up costing you much more in the long run.

For all your air conditioner needs this summer, contact the pros at Riteway Service Company. 

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