How Do I Know It’s Time for an Air Conditioner Service?

RR Electric technician changing wall AC filter.

We’ve all been there. The temperature rises outside, you turn your thermostat down a few degrees… and nothing happens — a sure sign your air conditioner needs repair. But what about other red flags that your AC unit should have a tune-up? Here are five signs that it’s time to call for air conditioning service with a qualified HVAC technician from RR Electric.

Springtime AC Maintenance

The best solution for air conditioner repair is not to need repair at all. Air conditioning service once a year can save you money in the long run, as an experienced technician can find and address small issues before they become larger problems.

Spring is the best time to change your air filter and schedule a professional inspection to start the cooling season off right and improve the air quality in your Simi Valley, CA home. Clean filters also help the cooling system run well, saving on utility bills.

The AC Unit Blows Warm Air

From a refrigerant leak to faulty wiring, our experienced HVAC team can diagnose the issues causing your unit to blow warm air. We’ll pinpoint any other AC maintenance issues while we’re at it, ensuring your indoor climate is as comfortable as possible.

Fan Issues

Your air conditioning unit’s fan works hard to transfer the hot air out of your house. Here are some key problems that can come up the fan, requiring air conditioning service.

  • The air conditioner is on, but the fan doesn’t run.
  • The fan is running, but the blades turn slowly.
  • Clunking or buzzing noises are coming from the unit.
  • The AC is off, but the fan is still running.

If you see any of the above signs, turn off your unit to prevent further damage and call an HVAC technician for AC maintenance right away.

Musty or Moldy Smells

When cool air blows through your vents, you want that air to be as fresh as possible. If you’ve changed your filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions and you still notice musty or moldy odors, it may be time for an HVAC air duct replacement. Our team can quote you a fair price for this specific air conditioning service to remedy the issue and clean up the air inside your home. This will also eliminate any blocked or broken ducts that could cause efficiency issues with your cooling system.

High Energy Bills

If you gasp when you open your electric bill, it may be time for air conditioning service. Comparing your utility bills month to month in the hot season and during the same time frames from year to year can alert you to a potential problem with your HVAC system’s health. An inefficient system, leaking refrigerant, poor wiring, or a unit that’s too small for your space may be the cause.

For AC maintenance or air conditioning service in the Simi Valley area, our trusted RR Electric team is ready to tackle any job you have. Call us today or use our convenient online scheduler and let’s keep your cooling system on the right track.