Your air conditioning unit keeps you comfortable when it gets hot outside. It is important to make sure that it is in good running condition, not only so that it lasts for a long time, but also so that you do not spend a lot of money on costly repairs that could have been avoided. You should have an HVAC professional check on both your AC unit and your heater at least once a year to identify needed repairs before they become worse. However, you should also be aware of the warning signs that your air conditioner needs repairs as they come up. Here are three signs that your AC unit needs repairs.
The air quality in your home decreases.
Have you noticed that your house feels a little stuffy? Have your allergies been acting up? Is there more dust around than usual? When your vents are dirty because of air filter failure, then the air quality in your home suffers. Dust, pollen, dirt, and other allergens circulate through your vents and into your home every time you run your AC. The dirt in your vents can also reach the motor of your AC unit, compromising its performance.
Some rooms are cooler than others when you run your AC.
Your air conditioner should cool down each room of your house uniformly. If your AC is broken, then you may notice temperature differences throughout the rooms in your house. This is not a good development, not only because it means some rooms of your house are uncomfortable, but also because your air conditioning unit is not using energy effectively. It may require more energy in order to cope with changes in the thermostat. This ends up costing you more when you get your energy bill. There could also be blockages in your vents impeding your AC's performance.
The development of black mold in your home is concerning.
Black mold loves to make its home in a warm, moist environment. Your air conditioner is ground zero for black mold growth if it is broken. The coils of your AC should be able to manage temperature changes and there should not be an accumulation of moisture in your AC. However, if moisture is not being managed properly, then your AC could not only become a breeding ground for black mold, but also circulate mold spores throughout your home when you run it. Black mold brings a host of health concerns, including difficulty breathing.
For more information, contact a business such as Always Ready Repair.