If your Spring Lake, North Carolina, home feels hot and humid and your air conditioner is running more often than normal, your HVAC system could need maintenance or repairs. Trouble with your HVAC system could get worse and much more expensive if you don’t fix it immediately, and you should have your equipment inspected by a professional at least once per year to prevent breakdowns. Some of the most common signs your air conditioner needs repairs are high utility bills, strange noises, and bad smells.
High Utility Bills
If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, you can save money on your utility bills by getting a newer, more efficient model. A new air conditioner is a big investment, but the utility savings make it worthwhile. You also could have a dirty air filter or outdoor unit. Change your air filter once per month and keep grass clippings, leaves, twigs, and other debris away from your HVAC system.
A strange noise could be a small problem like a loose screw, or you could need an expensive major repair. Your ductwork could be the wrong size for your air conditioner or you could need a new blower motor or fan blade. If you hear buzzing, scurrying, or flapping wings, you could have pests in your ductwork.
Air conditioners remove moisture from the air as well as cooling it. This is very important in North Carolina’s humid weather. Excess moisture encourages mold growth, and it can cause an unpleasant musty smell. It can also make asthma and allergies worse and damage walls, floors, carpeting, and other materials. If you smell gas, you could have a leak. Leave and call your fire department immediately.
Bass Air Conditioning Company has almost 65 years of heating and air conditioning experience. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of HVAC equipment, including air conditioners. Call us anytime at 910-778-1536 for excellent service.
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