The last thing you want to worry about is the AC system giving out in your home in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area. During the warm, humid summer months, having a functional cooling system is a must. It often seems that air conditioners tend to stop working on the hottest days of the year or when you have house 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 a lack of airflow. The air coming from the vents might also seem stagnant and stale. Weak airflow is possible when the air conditioning 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 coolant. This often occurs when there’s a leak. Left unaddressed, your AC could eventually fail, leading to an expensive repair or complete replacement.

Higher Bills

Some fluctuation between months and seasons is normal on your utility bills, but you shouldn’t see a dramatic increase from one month to the next. Higher than usual utility bills could indicate lowered 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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