Until just a few short weeks ago, homeowners were more concerned about their furnaces holding out than what might happen to their air conditioners this summer. However, as we are entering June this weekend, you can bet people are starting to think about how well their AC will perform in the hot months of summer.
Come July and August, you will be praying to the great sun gods to get some relief from the heat. You will also be crossing your fingers and hoping that your air conditioner holds out for the heatwave.
If you want to be well-prepared, you will want to know ahead of time what might happen to your AC unit. Hage Energy, your HVAC service in Houston, uncovers some common issues that people experience when it comes to their air conditioning unit.
It Won’t Stop Running
If your AC starts running and never stops, it means it has to be about 120 degrees outside.
All kidding aside, this happens most frequently in older homes that don’t have programmable thermostats. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, we suggest you at least look into it as it holds many benefits.
A certified technician can recommend the proper thermostat for your system that is compatible and will be reliable.
You Have High Energy Bills
Well, high energy bills are no fun. If you are noticing that your energy costs have been increasing over time, it could be due to a problem with your HVAC system.
If you have failed to have your HVAC system serviced, right now is a good time to have someone take a look at it. There are a number of problems that can crop up that will suck the life out of your utilities.
You Might Hear Weird Noises
If you start hearing weird noises from your HVAC system, it could be any number of problems. If you are hearing a noise when your unit turns on or shuts off, it could be an issue with the blower. But if the noise is coming from the condensing unit, it could be a problem related to your fan motor, refrigerant or even the compressor.
In either case, you should be calling us for repairs.
It’s Hot in Your House
There is nothing more uncomfortable than being stuck in a sweltering hot house. If you can hear your AC running but you aren’t feeling the results, there is a chance something is restricting the airflow.
The first thing you want to check is the filters as the fix can be as easy as replacing them.
AC Will Not Start
The last thing you want to have happen is to crank your AC when you get home from work only to discover nothing happens. If you are lucky, the reas0n why your unit fails to turn on is because you tripped a circuit breaker or your thermostat is set wrong.
Take a moment to go through any obvious problems that are easily resolved before panicking and calling us.
After you have checked the thermostat and breaker, panic and then give Hage Energy a call.