Signs that Your AC is Overdue for Maintenance

HVAC technician performing maintenance on AC unit.

As a homeowner, you may be focused on maintaining your home so it is in tip-top shape. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs to undergo maintenance?

Air conditioning system maintenance can help you keep your system running smoothly and identify issues before they halt your cool airflow and comfort. In this blog, our Seiter Services team shares how you can tell that your AC system is overdue for maintenance.

You Notice a Spike in Your Energy Bill

Have you noticed that your monthly energy bill has skyrocketed? This can signal that your air conditioner is not in optimal condition and instead has to use more energy to continue working at the same capacity. Air conditioners that can’t keep up with their old standards can often pull more electricity to regulate the temperature in your home.

While your electric bill may rise slightly as the weather gets warmer outdoors, it should not increase at a shocking rate. Read our blog to learn more about lowering your electricity bill as it gets warmer.

You Hear Strange Noises

While your air conditioner might not be silent, strange noises can tip you off to something being wrong with the system. You should listen for clanking, buzzing, rattling, or grinding noises, which can indicate broken motors, faulty parts, or items stuck within your AC unit. If you start to hear odd noises or feel that your air conditioner is getting louder, you should schedule a maintenance appointment for a system check-up.

You Smell Something Unusual

If you are turning on your air conditioner for the first time in a while, you may smell dust that has settled in the system. That smell should leave within a few days as the dust gets trapped in your air filter.

These are the smells that you should look out for from your air conditioning unit:

  • A rotten egg or sulfurous smell.
  • A musty or mildewy smell.
  • A burning smell.
  • A skunky or gassy smell.

If you detect any of these odors, you should schedule maintenance for your air conditioner, as it can mean that your system may need to be repaired. These smells can help your service provider indicate the issue at hand and correctly fix it.

You Feel Weak Airflow

Another sign that your AC needs to be serviced by a qualified service technician is that you feel there is weak or zero airflow in your home. You shouldn’t need to feel as if you are in a windstorm, but poor airflow can indicate that you need to replace your air filter. It can also mean there is a broken part in your system limiting the movement of cool air.

At Seiter Services, we want our customers to stay cool this summer with air conditioning systems that are functioning correctly. If you have detected that your AC system is not in optimal condition or needs maintenance, do not hesitate to contact us so we can help restore the quality of your air conditioning system. Give us a call at (937) 507-3372 today to schedule AC maintenance and have one of our service technicians come to your home.