In our summer heat, you cannot afford to go without AC for long. But when the problem doesn’t seem severe, and the weather is still fairly mild, you may decide to wait before calling a technician. Maybe you’d rather save some money now or maybe you feel like you just don’t have the time.
However, even minor AC repairs should be taken care of ASAP. When the weather is cooler, it’s easier to find a technician who is available to help. It costs more to run a broken air conditioner anyway, and the problem can only get worse. Isn’t it better to schedule repairs now than to wait for a last-minute AC breakdown, when you may have to cancel plans in order to get the service you need?
Here are a few signs you should call for a technician’s help ASAP.
- High Temperatures – If temperatures in the home are not as low as expected, there are a couple of things you can try first. Check that the thermostat is not in “fan only” mode, and replace the filter if it’s been several months. Otherwise, call a technician to determine whether it’s leaky refrigerant or some other urgent issue.
- Strange Noises – Banging, clanking, hissing, squealing—any of these can be a sign of a serious problem. Even if it is not accompanied by problems with cooling, we recommend calling a technician before it does become an issue. You should here a humming noise from the fans, and that’s it!
- Short Cycling – A short-cycling air conditioner will start up and shut down over and over again. While you may feel some cool air, the cycle never runs for as long as you expect. This could indicate anything from a dirty filter to a broken compressor to an oversized air conditioner.
For complete AC service in Fontana, CA, call Allstar Home Services today!