Most of us assume that if our air conditioner is cooling the house, it is working perfectly. This may not always be true. In fact, even though your system may be cooling your home, it may not be functioning properly. Although diagnostics should be left to the professionals, like those at Langton Mechanical, there are warning signs which can help you detect that there may be a problem.

  • Hot spots throughout your home: Assuming your air conditioner has been sized properly and professionally installed, you should be able to cool your home quite evenly. The sudden inability of your air conditioner to do so should be evaluated by a trained, qualified technician. Your air ducts may be compromised, you may have a refrigerant leak, or other operational problems may lead to this uneven cooling performance. If you are not sure who installed the unit because you inherited it when you bought the home or if you have added new additions to the home, the unit may not be sized properly.
  • Increase in cooling costs: Of course, the use of your air conditioner is going to increase your electricity costs. However, if you notice a sudden spike in your utility costs and it coincides with the usage of your air conditioner, it’s time to have it serviced. A complete diagnosis will determine whether your system is functioning at proper efficiency.
  • Unfamiliar sounds: Unfamiliar sounds may seem like a minor problem, but it may be warning signs of more serious problems to come or repairs needed. If your system is making noises that do not seem normal, service is recommended.

Of course, the best way to prevent repairs is with regular yearly maintenance. If your cooling system is experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, call Langton Mechanical for a thorough diagnosis. Our Service is “second to none”.