Address Repairs Now; Prevent Breakdowns Later

You may not be using your air conditioner much just yet. However, as the weather warms up you’ll want to be sure that your system is able to get its job done. If something is wrong with your AC system, the sooner you get it addressed, the better off you’ll be.

Getting an AC repair in Portland to address a malfunctioning system is something you don’t want to put off. Here are the warning signs you should know about that will tell you it is time to call a technician for assistance.

5 Signs Your AC Needs Repairs

If you notice any of these warning signs of trouble, especially this early in the year, you are better off getting repairs scheduled ASAP. Doing so can help you prevent a full system breakdown and even an early system replacement.

  • The system is making new sounds: There is some standard amount of noise that comes from an air conditioner that is in operation, such as the whoosh of air from it. Additional new noises though are often cause for concern. If you hear rattling, clanging, hissing, bubbling, or screeching from your system, make a call to a technician.
  • Your AC is unable to cool the house effectively: You need an air conditioner that you can rely on. If, however, you notice that your AC is leaving hot spots around the house or barely cooling much of anything, it is highly likely you need repairs.
  • You notice the AC is short cycling: Short cycling is a term used to describe interrupted cooling cycles. Caused by issues like poor airflow or refrigerant trouble, short cycling is extremely hard on your system and has a negative impact on your home comfort. Don’t delay getting a short cycling AC assessed.
  • Energy bills are on the rise: If your air conditioner is struggling, it will start to eat up more energy to try to get the job of cooling your home done. This will lead to an increase in your energy bills even as your comfort level takes a dip. Keep tabs on your energy bills so you can spot unwarranted increases and spikes that point to system issues.

The One Task You Can Take Care Of: Filter Changes

When it comes to taking care of your air conditioner, maintenance and repairs are best left in the hands of trained technicians like the ones on our team. However, there is one task that we actually encourage all residents to try to remember to handle themselves: filter changes.

Changing your air filter every one to three months will go a long way toward keeping your AC system running properly. It can ensure airflow into the system is strong and clean, which will keep your system efficient and effective for far longer.

If your AC system is having problems, make sure to contact The Clean Air Act to get your repairs scheduled. Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment! We will take care of you from there!

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