If you notice that your air conditioning system is not running as well as it once did, it’s a sign that something is amiss. While any air conditioning system needs replacement eventually, if your unit is less than ten years old, it’s more likely that there is only a part that needs replacement or repair. Some people are willing to let this slide as the problem does not seem too urgent. But let this problem go on for any longer, and you may be dealing with a lot more than a little discomfort.
It’s Costing You Each Month
The primary reason that homeowners hold off on scheduling air conditioning repair each month is money. However, the longer you let your air conditioning issue sit, the more money is tacked on to your monthly energy bill. Your air conditioning system has to run frequently to cool your home when there is a faulty part in your system, and this extra run time results in far greater energy costs.
The Problem May Get a Lot Worse
The most pressing reason to schedule air conditioning repair as soon as possible is that the problem can only get worse, and it may become much more serious if allowed to continue. Let’s look at an example. If your air conditioning system is not getting your home down to an acceptable temperature quickly enough, it may be due to a lack of refrigerant. Because refrigerant does not dissipate on its own, you’re most likely facing a leak. Refrigerant may continue to leak, which means it can no longer absorb and release heat to the extent that it is supposed to.
Without the proper amount of refrigerant, the indoor evaporator coil of your air conditioner may freeze. As it melts, the water damage may have a permanent impact on your indoor air handler. Or, you may run into trouble with the compressor, which is designed to compress a certain amount of refrigerant. This is one of the most important (and costly) components of your system, and one that you don’t want to risk damaging.
Call the friendly professional technicians at Buehler Air Conditioning for fast AC service in the Jacksonville, FL area at the first sign of air conditioning trouble.