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7 Signs Your AC Unit Requires Professional Service

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Your air conditioner works hard to keep your home cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. Just like any other appliance in your home, your air conditioner needs to be properly maintained to continue running efficiently.

There are a few different things that you should be concerned about when running your air conditioner. First, you should clean or replace the air filter on a monthly basis. Second, you should have your air conditioner professionally serviced at least once a year. For AC repair in Riverside CA, our team can inspect your system to provide maintenance or repair to ensure that your system is running at peak performance.

Here are the top 7 signs that your AC may need servicing:

1. Your AC unit is more than 10 years old. The efficiency of AC units decreases with age. An older unit will use more energy to cool your home, leading to higher utility bills. Older AC units are more likely to break down, increasing the likelihood you’ll be without air conditioning during the hottest months of the year.

2. The unit is not blowing cold air. If your air conditioner is blowing hot air, there could be several reasons why. It could be an issue with the thermostat, the compressor, or possibly a Freon leak. If you notice that your AC unit is blowing hot air, you should call a professional to diagnose the problem and make necessary repairs.

3. There is reduced airflow from your AC vents. One possibility is that the AC filter is dirty and needs to be replaced. Another possibility could be that the system has a leak in its ductwork that needs to be patched. An HVAC professional can help diagnose the problem and make repairs.

4. Your energy bill keeps rising. An AC unit that is old or damaged requires more energy to keep the house cool. If there is a noticeable rise in your energy bill month to month, it’s likely that your air conditioner isn’t cooling efficiently.

5. Your system doesn’t cycle on and off. If your AC system seems to always be running and never cycles off, it may be having trouble cooling the air properly. A professional HVAC technician can find the source of the problem and make necessary repairs.

6. Your system is leaking water. If you notice your AC unit is leaking water, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue. First, check to see if the unit is properly draining its condensate pan. If the unit is draining properly, the water may be coming from ice on the evaporator coils that is melting in between cooling cycles.

7. Your home is not cooling evenly. If you’ve noticed that some of the rooms in your home cool down more quickly than others, there might be a clog in the ductwork or debris behind some of your vents. Cleaning vents may solve the issue, but if the problem persists, you may need to call for service.

If you notice any of these issues, it’s best to contact RKM Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment for your air conditioning repair. Done Right, Priced Right.

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