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Top Signs Your Air Conditioning System May Need Repair

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What are some of the top signs your AC is broken or may need a repair of some kind? Here we break down 5 things you shouldn’t ignore as we head into spring.

1. Your unit is cycling on and off.

Depending on the system, if your unit is always cycling on and off – especially if you can’t ever seem to see the thermostat showing you’re at the desired temperature for your home – it’s time to have a professional check your thermostat and your system. There’s a chance you may need the fan, condenser, or possibly the evaporator unit cleaned, and there could be another issue worth a look for an expert.

2. There’s water near your system.

If you see water near your HVAC or have reason to believe that water is leaking near your system, you could have a serious issue with the drain line, or another problem that is worth looking into.

While it might start off as a small leak, if you catch it early, you could avoid a big problem since some leaks can result in significant water damage to your home. While the source of the problem could be the drain line, an expert can help you see if its clogged, disconnected, if the issue is related to the condensate pump, a clogged air filter, low refrigerant, or a ductwork issue. As you can see, there’s quite a few reasons that mean you should take any signs of water leakage seriously.

3. Your utility bills have skyrocketed – with no reason known to you.

If you’re like many homeowners, you watch your utility bill, in part because you want to be able to ensure you are saving money when possible. Keeping a watch on your utility bill is also a great idea because any spike in your costs can be a sign that your system is operating inefficiently. Whether you forgot your spring tune-up or your condensing coil is having an issue, or something completely separate, we can find the reason your system isn’t working properly.

4. You’re hearing abnormal noises.

If you’re system is running as it should, sound should be minimal. In fact, in our newest models, many people are surprised just how quiet and efficient the models really are – during startup and throughout day-to-day operation. If your system is making noises—especially loud noises you’ve never heard before—there could be an issue. If you have disconnected parts or a motor that’s showing signs of wear, it could be reason to give us a call.

5. There seems to be a lack of fresh air or just a more uncomfortable home.

If you feel like you’re just not quite as comfortable as you once were, make note. When the temperature increases, so does the humidity in your home. That same humidity can cause damage to your furniture and encourage mold growth in your home. Altogether, increased temperatures and decreased air quality can be felt in the home if your system isn’t working like it should be. But year-to-year, even if there is a difference in how hot it gets outside, you should still have even, consistent airflow.

Remember that excess humidity wears on wood furniture in particular and can do damage to upholstery, especially on certain kinds of furniture, including vintage furniture, that has not been treated to handle it. Another major problem when the humidity rises is mold growth. Mold needs a moist environment to grow, and while humidity alone is not always enough, these conditions make it nearly impossible for bathrooms to properly dry.

If you feel like the air in your home is thicker than normal, or you see signs of mold growth, then you have more evidence your system isn’t working properly.

Get Ultimate Comfort with Greater Comfort

We install top-op-of-the line HVAC systems, dehumidifiers and we provide a full range of ongoing maintenance services. We are on-call 24/7 for emergency repairs if you ever need them. Give us a call today at 859-491-4915.


New Year’s Resolution – HVAC Maintenance

HVAC companyNew year’s Eve is just around the corner. Some people choose to make a New Year’s Resolution and some people figure, why bother? With good intentions, people will make a resolution to exercise more or start a diet only to find by January 31st they are back to their normal habits. Why not make a commitment this year to keep up with your HVAC system’s routine maintenance.

Why You Should Care About Getting HVAC Maintenance

HVAC systems require regular routine maintenance to perform at their peak. It is important as a home or business owner that you become familiar with your HVAC unit and it’s warranty. Your owner’s manual will recommend regular HVAC maintenance to ensure proper performance of the equipment. Failure to take care of your unit can void the warranty.

Your HVAC unit has many components that need proper adjustments, lubrications and servicing to keep them working properly. If you don’t provide your unit with the proper preventative HVAC maintenance, you will find yourself calling for repairs that would have been avoided if you had given your unit the proper care. Your warranty won’t cover these repairs.

Because of the complex machinery involved in your HVAC system, you need a trained professional to service your Units. Some parts of the HVAC system may require special chemicals to clean and maintain them properly.

New Year’s Resolution – Routine HVAC Maintenance

At Greater Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer you worry free maintenance contracts that allow you to leave the care of maintaining your HVAC system to our professional technicians. We offer a schedule that allows you to enter the colder, winter months ready for your heat and the hotter, summer months ready for cool air. This is a cost effective way to keep your home or office at a comfortable temperature and climate. You also don’t have to worry about voiding your warranty because you forgot to call someone to service your units.

During your preventative HVAC maintenance we will also check for any problems we see. Catching a problem while it is small can save you a lot of down time and money if the problem would get out of hand.

Your New Year’s Eve Commitment

Start the New Year off with a commitment to call your HVAC company and schedule your bi-annual preventative HVAC maintenance. You will find having your heating and cooling system under control will give you peace of mind and keep you from needing emergency HVAC repairs all year long. Call the experts at Greater Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning today!