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3 Signs of an Impending AC Breakdown

The last thing you want to worry about is the AC system giving out in your Charlotte, North Carolina home. During the warm, humid summer months, having a functional cooling system is a must. It often seems that air conditioners stop working on the hottest days of the year or when you have guests. Keep an eye out for warning signs that your system might be on its last legs, and avoid an AC breakdown.

Weak Airflow

One of the most common problems homeowners notice when an HVAC system is struggling is weakened airflow. The air coming from the vents might also seem stagnant and stale. Poor airflow is possible when the air conditioner’s compressor fails. It is also likely to occur if there is damage to the ducts. Kinks or cracks in the ductwork can cause the system to work harder to deliver cool air. Schedule duct repairs promptly to prevent an AC breakdown. Our duct repair services improve airflow and help you save energy.

Warm Air

If your air conditioner is blowing warm air on a hot summer day, that it is not only unpleasant—it is also unhealthy. Check to make sure the thermostat is set to cool. If you set the thermostat correctly and it is still pumping out warm air, your AC could be low on refrigerant. This often occurs when there’s a leak. Left unaddressed, your AC could eventually fail, leading to an expensive repair or a complete replacement.

Higher Bills

Some fluctuation in your utility bills between months and seasons is normal, but you shouldn’t see a dramatic increase from one month to the next. Higher than usual utility bills could indicate reduced efficiency. Contact Horne Heating and Air Conditioning for an evaluation.

If you notice any of these warning signs coming from your air conditioner, our service techs will offer the right recommendations. Contact Horne Heating and Air Conditioning at (704) 321-4173 for service today.

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