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Watch for These Signs of AC Problems as the Season Gets Underway

Spring is well underway and temperatures are only going to continue heating up as summer approaches. That means your air conditioner is ramping up to work harder to keep your home cool on the hottest days of summer. And the harder your AC works, the more wear and tear it takes on. As the days heat up, there are some AC signs you can watch for that are cause for concern. 

Keep reading to learn more about the indications that may mean you need air conditioning repair in Salt Lake City. Then, give our team a call if you think you need to schedule an appointment. Remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to addressing problems with your air conditioner. 

Increasing Energy Costs

It is natural to see your utility costs increase during the summer. It often costs more to keep up with cooling in the summer than it does heating in the winter. However, if you notice significant increases that seem higher than they should be, that is a problem. 

If you aren’t using your air conditioner any differently than you did in previous seasons, the system could be losing efficiency. Scheduling an AC maintenance appointment is a great way to address this problem. Our team can make some tweaks to your air conditioner and get it back to cooling your home without using as much energy. 

Hot and Cold Spots

When your air conditioner is on, all areas of your home should feel equally cool. If you have one room that is significantly warmer or cooler than other rooms of your house, that is a red flag. It’s possible that your air conditioner is not producing enough cool air. However, it could also be that your ductwork or air vents are restricting airflow. 

Holes in your ductwork can allow conditioned air to escape before it reaches the walls of your home. Closed vents can also prevent air from cooling your house. If you close some vents in an effort to reroute cooled air to another room, go ahead and reopen those vents. Closing air vents only traps cold air in the ductwork. This practice doesn’t actually help to redirect airflow to other rooms. 

Turning On and Off Frequently

It is completely normal for your air conditioner to turn on and off in cooling cycles that last between 15 and 20 minutes on average. However, if it sounds like your air conditioner is constantly cycling on and back off again, that is a problem. It’s possible that your thermostat is not reading the indoor temperature correctly, or your air conditioner simply cannot keep up with your cooling expectations. Either way, we can help troubleshoot and determine what the problem is so we can get it fixed. Allowing your air conditioner to continue short cycling will only lead to more wear and tear. 

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