Signs You’re Overworking Your AC System

Wear and tear gradually erodes an air conditioner’s ability to function efficiently. Warning signs will emerge to alert you that all is not well with your system. Addressing problems as soon as you notice them could save your AC system from total breakdown.

Red Flags for AC Failure:

The red flags that you should watch out for, that could indicate your AC is failing, include:

  • An abnormally rising power bill
  • Strange noises
  • Odd odors
  • Weak airflow
  • Insufficient cooling
  • Visible leaks

What Causes Spiking Utility Costs?

An AC system with declining performance struggles to cool a home to satisfy the thermostat setting. As a result, it consumes more electricity and drives up your power bill.

Don’t Ignore Noises, Odors, and Leaks

Moving parts that need lubrication and broken motor bearings produce squealing and grinding noises. These symptoms indicate an imminent mechanical breakdown. Furthermore, odors could arise from a burning insulation wire or an outbreak of mold growth. Liquid coming out of the unit might be refrigerant, which is hazardous to handle.

The NATE-certified AC technicians at General Heating & Air Conditioning can diagnose and correct serious problems like these. Our company in Monrovia, CA, repairs all types of air conditioners. If you need a new unit, we’re a Factory Authorized Carrier Dealer.

Poor Airflow or Weak Cooling

You might notice problems like this when one or more rooms cease to cool off when the AC is running. A clogged filter or bad blower motor could account for reduced performance. A knowledgeable technician can find the failing parts and replace them. If left unaddressed, weak cool airflow will leave you paying higher bills for less comfort.

Schedule Professional Repairs

Since 1981, General Heating & Air Conditioning has built a strong reputation as a trustworthy heating and cooling service provider. In addition to fixing air conditioners, we service and install furnaces and heat pumps and specialize in server room cooling. Contact us today for help with any indoor comfort challenges.