As the weather gets hotter and hotter, your air conditioning system will be used more and more, so it’s common for AC problems to arise in summer.
Here’s what to look for.
1. Refrigerant Leak
- If your refrigerant is low it’s likely to be a refrigerant leak
The refrigerant is a liquid that sucks up the hot air inside your home and then expels it outside.
If your refrigerant is low, it could simply mean that not enough refrigerant was added during the installation process, in which case adding more refrigerant will do the trick.
However, the main reason it’s low is likely to be because of a leak, so you’ll need a professional at Metro Heating & Cooling to help you by repairing it.
We’ve written about how often your AC needs more refrigerant, so you’ll want to check before getting it topped up.
2. High AC Bills
- If your AC bills suddenly seem excessively high, it may be due to a faulty air conditioning system
Many things can cause this, including a faulty thermostat that causes your air conditioning to work more than it needs to.
You can also ask your friends and neighbors if they saw any changes in their monthly bill or if it’s just you.
3. Short Cycling Air Conditioner
- If your AC is short cycling (turns on and off excessively) it coudl be due to a number of things
- A clogged air filter
- An electrical issue
- Low refrigerant levels (causing the air conditioner to work harder, overheat and shut down)
If you don’t repair it fast enough, your AC can stop working properly when you need it most.
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