Summer is in full swing here in Bethpage, New York, and people are planning vacations with the family, scheduling time to relax, and heading to the beach in droves. However, one thing that many people forget to do by this time each year is to check the wellbeing of their home’s air conditioning unit.
Maybe it’s not even so much that people forget as much as it is that they simply get used to the air conditioning working when they need it too. At GMG HVAC in Bethpage, we see it all the time. The AC goes down, and the homeowners are surprised. In today’s blog from your local air conditioning maintenance, repair, and replacement experts serving the greater Long Island community, we will examine five of the most common signs that your AC may be facing its final days, so you can get in touch with the professionals and evaluate if it’s time for a new air conditioning unit.
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#1. Limited Air Flow and/or a Lack of Cool Air
Although a lack of airflow could be a sign of an extremely dirty air duct system, it’s usually a sign that your AC unit is on its last legs. Likewise, if your air conditioner doesn’t start producing cool, refreshing air after a few minutes of the compressor working, chances are good it’s a problem. Either way, these aren’t problems you can ignore.
#2. Higher Than Normal Utility Costs
Have you recently realized that you and your spouse have been talking about how high the electric bill has been lately? It could be due to a malfunctioning AC unit. Whether your AC is working harder to do the same job it used to, or it is just simply well out of date and highly energy-inefficient, a new air conditioner from the experts at GMG HVAC could reduce your costs over the long-run.
#3. Irregular Noises
Unlike most heaters or furnaces, AC units are designed to be pretty quiet. If you hear squeaking, grinding, banging, or whistling coming from your vents or AC unit, we strongly recommend getting a professional to check up on it fast.
#4. Moisture Buildup
Although some moisture is bound to develop while your AC unit is running, keeping an eye on how much it is producing can provide warning signs you don’t want to miss. If you have a coolant leak, you need to get professional AC maintenance help fast to improve your AC’s performance and protect your family. If it’s a water leak, the same still holds true if you want to avoid mold and mildew in or on your home.
#5. Bad Smells
The air coming out of your vents while your air conditioner is running should smell pretty — well — normal. Aside from a little dusty odor, if you haven’t had a professional duct cleaning lately, your AC should be free of swampy, metallic, or smokey scents. If any of these are present, call GMG HVAC right away.
Contact GMG HVAC in Bethpage Today
If you have concerns about your home’s AC unit, or if this article made you realize you were overdue for inspection and checkup, give GMG HVAC in Bethpage a call today to schedule a maintenance call for your AC unit.