Signs Your AC System Needs A Tune-Up

Summer Vibes: Time To Turn On The AC

When temperatures soar and humidity rises, it’s easy to shut all the windows and turn on the AC. That refreshing blast of cold air is almost as satisfying as taking a dip in the pool, plus we often sleep better and breathe easier when heat and humidity are controlled. Turn your home into an oasis with a little help from The Plumber. You already trust us to handle fixing leaky pipes, overflowing sump pumps, and broken sewer lines. Now, let us help you stay cool with our Air Conditioning Tune-Ups, Maintenance, Repair, and Installation services.

Warning Signs Your AC Needs A Tune-Up

After seven or more months of inactivity, your AC system may show signs it’s struggling to perform at its best. If your AC unit exhibits any of the following warning signs, call The Plumber at (716) 260-2389 to schedule your next tune-up!

Your air conditioner is blowing warm air.

This one is a no-brainer. Have you ever held your face to the vent after coming inside after a long day spent landscaping in your backyard, only to get blasted by a jet of hot air? Is your thermostat set to sixty-eight but the inside of your home is hovering at that eighty-degree mark? When warm air blows out of your AC, you know something is wrong.

This can become a potentially expensive problem because your AC system is wasting energy trying to cool down your house, sometimes expending extra energy, which increases that monthly bill. A tune-up or repair can easily correct the problem and get your system back to proper working order.

Your air conditioner has a weak airflow.

Sometimes the air coming out of your unit is cool, but the airflow is weak. The same way low water pressure signifies a problem in your plumbing system, weak airflow signifies a problem with your AC. You could have a leaking air duct. You could have a dirty filter. Or there could be a problem somewhere along the pipeline that disperses cooler air throughout your home.

Your air conditioner makes an unexpected noise.

For those who have an older system, you’re familiar with the sound your AC unit makes when it turns on. When an unusual or unexpected clanking or banging sound starts echoing through your home, it’s time for a check up.

Your air conditioner cools your home unevenly.

Is there a noticeable increase in temperature from one room to the next? How about from one floor to the next? While leaky windows or poor insulation could be a problem, it’s good to have your AC system inspected in case it’s an internal problem causing these dramatic temperature fluctuations.

Your air conditioner emits a bad smell.

Does a room smell moldy? Is the humidity in some areas higher? This could be the result of a blocked or broken drain tube. Moisture is not meant to be inside your home so please address this issue as soon as you believe there is a problem.

Your air conditioner is leaking water.

Again, moisture is not meant to be inside your home. Leaking ACs maybe a have a potential refrigerant leak that would cause water to drip.

Your air conditioner has not had a tune-up in a few years (or ever).

General wear-and-tear and continuous use put a strain on your AC system. Routine tune-ups help your AC unit perform at peak efficiency and fixes small problems before they have the chance become large and expensive ones.

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