Though your air conditioning system can develop symptoms, you typically know when there is something wrong with your air conditioner. It's beneficial to have an efficient air conditioner that allows you to adjust the temperature by the time of day. Many people find that a house in the heat of summer can be comfortable at 78° F when you're home. Increase the temperature to 85° F when you're away. If you want to take it a step further, you can even adjust the temperature while you're sleeping.
Symptoms of a failing AC unit
When your central air is failing, not only are you and your family hotter, it costs you more to operate a system that doesn't perform well. There are a few things you can check on before you look to a professional for repair. Your filter is likely to be dirty, especially if it has never been cleaned. It's important to keep your air filters clean by changing them once per month. Believe it or not, heat from very warm appliances can cause your thermostat to get an improper reading and run longer. This can be avoided by placing these warm appliances away from your thermostat.
Getting central air repair
If you think you're in need of central air repair, first check your power. Confirm that your air conditioner is not turning on. Check and see if a fuse has blown or if a circuit has tripped. If a circuit has tripped, turn it off and then on. You'll see a dark spot on the fuse if it has been burned. Confirm that your central air conditioner has no power again by turning on the fan. If there is no power, the fan won't turn on.
Air conditioning units are typically designed to last 12 years. If your AC has failed in the heat of the day when you needed it most, don't hesitate to give us a call. Humphrey Heating and Air has been proudly providing high quality central air repair Centerville Utah needs for over a decade. Trust the experts when it comes to diagnosing your AC unit.