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Top 5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs To Be Repaired


You know the saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone?” If there’s one situation where that saying applies, it’s when your air conditioner calls it a day. If you’ve ever tried to sleep during hot and humid weather without being able to cool the room, you know what we mean!

Stay comfortable when the temperature rises by catching air conditioning issues early, and thereby prevent them from blossoming into problems that will really bruise your wallet. Keep an eye and ear out for these five signs your air conditioner needs to be repaired.

1. Dusty or particle-filled air

It’s not normal for dust or particles to flow out of your air conditioner’s vents when you turn it on. This may mean there’s a buildup of dust and debris in the ductwork, which is hindering the airflow. That not only impacts your air quality, it makes your air conditioner work less efficiently. A technician can clean the ducts and inspect them for any leaks. Contact us for AC repair in Roanoke, VA.

2. High energy bills

One sign your air conditioner may be struggling to do its job is energy bills that are higher than they should be, even during prime AC season. An inefficient air conditioner has to work harder to cool the air, and that extra labor shows up as an increase on your energy bill.

3. Lack of airflow

Running your air conditioner and not having cool air reach you is not only frustrating, but harmful to your AC unit. A few things can be causing this problem. It might be a clogged air filter, a blower fan that’s no longer working, or leaks in the ductwork.

4. Loud or strange noises

If your central air conditioner is clanging, squealing, hissing, screeching, or making other unusual noises, it’s trying to tell you it needs attention from a qualified technician. Your central air conditioner and a heat pump should run quietly.

5. Short cycling

An air conditioning unit that’s short cycling turns on to begin a cooling cycle, but shuts down after a few minutes. You don’t want short cycling to happen because it decreases your comfort level, costs you dollars, and eventually damages your AC unit.

Now that you’re armed with the top 5 signs your air conditioner needs repair, you can quickly identify an issue and have it fixed before it escalates into a larger, costlier problem. Keep staying cool and comfortable when it’s hot out with W.C. Butler Heating and Air Conditioning.

Every skilled technician on our team is experienced with all types of air conditioning systems. Work with us and receive the peace of mind that comes with knowing your air conditioning unit and your home comfort are in expert hands. In addition, you receive the best value and service for your time and money.

Contact W.C. Butler Heating and Air Conditioning today for professional AC services.

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