Summers in Plano, TX are quite brutal and in order to survive them, you need your air conditioner to function exactly as intended day in and day out. That can lead to a lot of strain on the system, and while you can usually get a repair technician in quickly in the event your air conditioner breaks down, the system usually gives you warning signs letting you know that things aren’t as they should be. 3 of them are quite common and if you spot them, you may be able to turn a big repair into a smaller one.
Low Cooling Power
An air conditioner that releases hot air — or even air that isn’t as cool as you expect — is going to take a lot longer to cool your house and cost you a great deal in the interim. It also increases the strain on the rest of the system, which can lead to further repairs if you’re not careful. It can be caused by low refrigerant, a breach in the ducts, an overheating component or even a malfunctioning thermostat.
Low Air Flow
Sometimes, the air may be as cool as you need it, but it’s not flowing out of the ducts as swiftly as it should. This can be problematic for the same reasons a lack of cool air is: it costs you more to run your system and increases wear and tear on other components. It can be caused by anything from a clogged filter to a fault fan motor to a breach in the ducts.
Some repair issues don’t give off any signs of trouble, but force the system to use more energy regardless. The best way to spot such issues is to check your monthly electric bill for any unexpected spikes in the costs. If they appear, you likely have a problem.
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