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Don’t Ignore These End-Of-Season AC Problems


Despite the warm fall weather, you’ve possibly made the transition from using your air conditioner to using your heater. But that doesn’t mean some unseasonably hot days aren’t on the horizon. 

Scheduling maintenance for your air conditioner isn’t something many people think about this time of year. But your air conditioner has been working hard all summer to keep your home cool and comfortable through high temperatures. That wear and tear can begin to show in the fall.

You don’t want your air conditioner to not work when you need it. We’ve put together a handy list of signs that your air conditioner may need some end-of-season repairs. If you notice your AC acting up, give our team a call for AC repair in Brentwood, CA.

Strange Sounds

Your AC makes a variety of sounds when it runs, and most are normal. But loud or unusual noises may be a sign that something is wrong. Keep an ear out for sounds such as rattling, clanging, hissing, screeching, and banging. These noises are strong indicators that your air conditioner would benefit from some end-of-season repairs.

Lack of Cool Air

Does it seem like your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home as quickly and efficiently as it once did? Over time, wear and tear can take a toll on your AC unit, making it harder for it to cool your home to your desired temperature. Do your air conditioner a favor by scheduling an end-of-season repair now so it’ll run more efficiently the next time you need it.

Higher Than Usual Energy Bills

If you notice your energy bill consistently going up without any correlation in usage, this is a good indication that something is wrong. Your AC unit is working harder than it needs to cool your home. End-of-season repairs will ensure that your air conditioner works efficiently to cool down your home without running up the power bill.

Delayed Response

When you turn your AC on, it should respond quickly. A delayed response of more than a couple of minutes from your AC unit usually indicates there is a problem and warrants an inspection from a professional. Continuing to allow your air conditioner to struggle can eventually lead to a costly repair. 

Short Cycling

Short cycling happens when your air conditioning system turns off before a cooling cycle is complete. A cooling cycle should last around 15 minutes and if your AC unit turns off any sooner, it may be time for an end-of-season repair. 

Although we’ve covered the obvious things that can indicate there’s something wrong with your air conditioning system, if you notice any other issues popping up, contact us today. It’s easy to put off repairs until the next cooling season, but it’s always better to have the job done late than to skip it entirely. Proper repairs will go a long way toward making sure your AC unit works efficiently whenever you need it.

Hometown Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted resource for air conditioning services. Reach out to us today!

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