Summer is in full swing and 100 degree temperatures are considered “normal”. So what is happening with your air conditioner? How do you know if it is being overworked? Scheduling yearly maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure your AC system is working properly and can prevent you from an expensive repair bill in the middle of the summer heat. At HVAC Utah, we fully inspect and clean your system, and we will provide you with detailed information about your HVAC system so you know when its time to replace it, or when you might encounter some expensive repairs. We want to help you keep your HVAC system running as efficiently and effectively as possible. Here are some “warning signs” that your HVAC system may be overworked and in need of repair.
While we try to avoid it as much as possible, its easy to see when an HVAC system is starting to get old. Air conditioners normally last about 10-15 years before they encounter major repairs. Based on Utah heat and the average cooling of most homeowners, we often find we need to replace older units after 10 years. Older systems are not energy efficient and are bound to struggle when the heat waves come in. Take a look at the age of your AC unit by looking at the plate/sticker on the side of the unit to get an idea if you need to start saving.
Climbing Utility Costs
If you notice your utility bills are climbing, its an indication that your air conditioner is not working properly. While rate increases are normal, a rapid rise in your utility bill means you need to have it serviced. Hopefully its something we can repair. However, it is important for you to know your options when it comes to an air conditioner. If you want to reduce the stress on the system, reduce your energy consumption. Change the thermostat to 74 degrees or higher to keep the costs manageable.
Constant Repair Needs
A simple repair here and there is to be expected, but major repairs are concerning. While our technicians are always prone to chat about the issues when we do a standard service appointment, we will happily diagnose a system with constant repair. We want to make sure our clients know what is happening with their air conditioner, and what they can do to fix it. Upgrading to an energy efficient system may be a better investment of your money than constantly patching the air conditioner you currently own.