Your air conditioner works hard for you during these hot Central Florida summers. Unfortunately, the decline of your AC unit is inevitable. With age, alone, your unit is bound to give up at some point. Luckily, they usually exhibit signs of potential breakdown – allowing you to act quickly and get them repaired or replaced before you need them the most. These are the top tell-tale signs your AC is on the decline.

Your House Won’t Stay Cool

If your air conditioner has been on for quite some time but it’s not cooling your home, then you have a serious problem. In a lot of instances, a lack of cool air is caused by a failing compressor. Another cause of this issue could be a potential crack in the refrigerant line. Whatever the cause may be, you should contact the professionals at American Air, Plumbing & Electric right away if you’re having this issue.

Your Utility Bills Are Higher Than Usual

If you’re not adjusting your AC a lot in the summer, then your utility bills will usually stay fairly consistent. However, if you are noticing your energy bills are higher than normal, you could be looking at a failing AC unit. Sometimes, this is caused by some sort of malfunction within your unit – either with the compressor, or something else. If there’s a piece of your unit not working as efficiently as it should, then it’s required to use more power. In return, this causes high energy bills.

There are Strange Noises Coming from Your Unit

Unusual sounds are never a good sign. Strange noises, such as a loud buzzing sound, are usually an indication that the unit is straining to operate efficiently. There could be a variety of issues associated with strange noises, including safety issues. If you’re noticing any unusual sounds, contact the pros at American Air, Plumbing & Electric right away to have it looked at.

There Are Foul Smells Are Coming from Your Unit

Foul smells are not only unpleasant, but they’re a sure sign that something isn’t quite right. Depending on the smell, you could be looking at many different issues with your air conditioner. If you smell something moldy or musty, it could be that there is mold growing in your unit. If you smell something burning, it could be that you’re experiencing electrical wiring issues – which is alarming. To avoid a potential fire or other safety hazards, you should have your unit inspected by a professional technician.

The Unit Cycles on and off

If your AC unit’s performance is inconsistent, it could be frustrating – especially in the middle of a Central Florida summer. This could indicate an issue with your thermostat or, if your unit is fairly new, it could be that you’ve purchased the wrong size unit (yes, this is possible). To figure out exactly why your unit isn’t performing as it should, you should schedule a diagnostic.

Do You Think Your AC May Be on The Decline? Give The Pros at American Air, Plumbing & Electric A Call Today!
American Air, Plumbing & Electric is here for all your Central Florida AC needs. Whether you need to schedule an install, repair, maintenance, or diagnostic, we’re here to help! Give us a call at (407) 512-9337 or contact us here.

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