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How much money do you think it costs to repair an AC? On average, you can expect to spend $336 on AC repair, even though some can cost as much as $1,000.
Phoenix, AZ residents don’t have the luxury of being able to wait out AC problems.
The key to avoiding a high price tag on repair costs is to spot AC problems fast so they don’t get worse over time.
Even with regular AC maintenance, it can be tough to tell when your air conditioner needs a tune-up or repair. Sometimes condensation or a strange rattle is a fluke, other times it’s a sign of a serious problem.
Want to know some sure signs that you need an AC repairman? If you notice any of these five problems, you’ll need to contact someone ASAP.
It’s only natural for an AC to weaken over time, but a major change in airflow is a sign that something is wrong.
Do you feel like your airflow isn’t as strong as it used to be? Does the airflow feel uneven in certain areas, or almost like something is keeping it from flowing freely?
Changes in airflow may be fixed with a new filter, or there could be an issue with the motor or other internal parts. Either way, if you continue to notice issues after you clean or replace the filter call a repairman.
Playing with the thermostat isn’t too unusual if you’re trying to find a comfortable temperature. But if you find yourself tuning it to extremes you may need to get your unit checked out by a repairman.
Having to turn your AC way up to feel cool, or even turning it down to keep the house from getting too frosty, are signs that you need AC repair.
If you suspect that you’re having temperature problems, take note of how many times you adjust it over the week and where you turn the nob. If you find yourself having to adjust more than twice a day, it may be time to call the AC experts.
Some people expect to see a bit of a spike in their electricity bill during the hottest months of the year. A slight increase is normal, but an increasingly steep climb isn’t.
If you’ve noticed a considerable increase in your electric bill, it may be time to call a repairman. Your high bills may not be caused by a rate hike, it could be a stressed AC in need of repair.
If you notice a moldy smell in your house, you should check out your AC unit before you start cleaning the house. Mold growth can lead to respiratory problems and a decrease your home’s air quality.
This isn’t a problem to take lightly.
If your AC emits a bad smell when it’s on, it could be a sign of mold growth. An AC unit that grows mold is one that’s leaking water or other fluid, and that’s a sign that it needs repairs.
Your AC unit may make a gentle whirring sound when it’s on, but it shouldn’t be too noisy. Strange noises are a sure sign that you need AC repair.
A high-pitched squealing sound could be a sign that a belt is out of place. Or it may be a sign that there’s a part that needs to be lubricated.
Either way, don’t try to diagnose noise problems on your own. It’s best to have a trained ear listening in.
Contact Hays Cooling & Heating today at (602) 714-8270 or email us to learn more about having your AC unit properly repaired, a tune-up, or inquire about our maintenance program! It Pays To Call Hays!
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