Signs your Air Conditioner needs Maintenance.


With the heat coming, it’s important to make sure that your air conditioner is working at peak efficiency. Ensuring that your HVAC systems are in prime working order can save you a lot in repairs down the road. Emergency repairs can be very costly and many are largely preventable with routine maintenance.

Problems do come up, though, and it is important to notice the warning signs that there may be an issue. Catching a small problem early can save you a big repair or even a replacement down the road.

The three easiest things for you to monitor for are time, temperature and money.

Time refers to the time it takes for your house to cool down when you turn on your air conditioner. If you find that your house is not cooling down as quickly as it used to, it may be time to call in an HVAC technician to look at your unit. The problem could be something as simple as low liquid coolant, but if left unchecked it could end up leading so some very warm nights.

Temperature refers to the overall temperature of your house. If your home is not reaching the set temperature it could indicate that there is something wrong with your air conditioner. Units are usually custom chosen with your home in mind, meaning they should be able to handle what you ask. If your air conditioner is not bringing the temperature of your house down it is a good sign that you need to call in an HVAC technician.

Finally, price refers to your hydro bill. If your utilities are costing you more than usual it could mean that your air conditioner is not running at peak efficiency.

These issues can usually be avoided through routine tune ups like the ones we offer at Hogg Heating and Air Conditioning but sometimes mechanical failures happen and it is best to know what to do when problems do arise.

If you have any questions about our HVAC services, would like to see a toping covered on our blog or would like to schedule a maintenance appointment, please contact us through Facebook, Twitter or via our website.

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