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Tell-tale Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair

REDZ: Serving Connellsville, Scottdale, and Surrounding Areas

 

How Has Your Air Conditioning System Been Running Lately?

Air conditioning repair is something that many home and business owners experience at some point. Unfortunately, many of these repairs occur at the hottest time of the year. Whether from overuse or just lack of maintenance, or other factors, air conditioning repair can be stressful.

While no one wants to wake up to an 80-degree house in July, it happens. It’s best to know the signs that your air conditioner needs repair ahead of time. This way you can take care of the problem before it’s too late.

All types of air conditioning systems – central, heat pumps, and geothermal – require repairs and maintenance. Keeping up with that maintenance may even catch problems before they become a major repair job. This month we’re going to cover some of the signs your cooling system needs attention and what to do next.

 

There Are Several Signs that It’s Time for Air Conditioning Repair

Air conditioning systems may need repair for many different reasons. Maybe the system is just old, has ice buildup, or has a wiring problem. Regardless of the issue, faulty air conditioning units can be frustrating and expensive to repair. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to call a REDZ technician right away:

  • System won’t turn on or off
  • Ice on the condenser
  • Leaks
  • Loud noises when running
  • Frequent cycling
  • No cool air or no air blowing at all
  • Unusually high electricity bills

 

There are a few things to check before determining that the system is the problem. Consumer Reports recommends to check the thermostat, registers, and the outside condenser while self-diagnosing the problem. Even something minor like plants being too close to the condenser can cause problems.

Have you noticed these issues in your Connellsville-area home or business? Don’t wait to seek out air conditioning repair. Waiting too long can result in needing to replace the system all together.

 

Heat Pump Repairs Can Come Up Year-Round

Many homes and businesses rely on heat pumps to provide cool air during the summer. However, with year-round use, repairs may be more common. We’ll get into this more later, but air conditioning maintenance is just as important for all heat pumps. This includes ductless HVAC and geothermal systems, too.

We recommend maintenance in between seasons to make sure that your heat pump is ready to make the switch. Consider getting service before you’ll turn to cool air, as summer is prime time for air conditioning repair calls.

 

Don’t Try Air Conditioning Repair on Your Own

Air conditioning systems, ductless and standard, can be very intricate. That’s why it’s essential to trust a professional to complete air conditioning repair. The team at REDZ has years of experience handling air conditioning troubles in Southwestern PA. We can quickly diagnose the problem and make needed repairs. If necessary, we can replace your system, too.

Making air conditioning repairs yourself may seem like it will save money. However, this isn’t always the case. Damaging the system further may end with more damage and can even void the warranty. Instead of causing more damage, make a call to REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We are available 24/7.

 

Sometimes the Problem Lies in the Ductwork

In some cases, the problem may not be the air conditioning system but the ductwork. Ductwork, especially ducts that are old, may have holes and cracks throughout. The air can slip through those cracks, making your system run harder. You may think that the unit isn’t providing air when it’s really just slipping through the ducts.

Other ductwork problems may include dust and pests. Dusty ducts can affect air quality, including problems with pests living in them. If you notice a lot of dust or smells when the air conditioning is on, check your ductwork. REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can create new custom ductwork for new builds and for those who want to replace existing ducts.

 

Air Conditioning Maintenance Can Help to Avoid Repair

There are a few ways that you can avoid costly air conditioning repairs. Keeping up with regular air conditioning maintenance, however, it your best bet. Some maintenance you can perform on your own, or you can trust a REDZ technician to do these steps for you. Energy.gov recommends the following routine air conditioning maintenance:

  • Check for ice on the condenser
  • Clean or change air filters
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Measure air flow
  • Check belts
  • Test thermostat

 

REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing near Scottdale, PA, can perform routine air conditioning maintenance for you. Talk to our team today to schedule service.

 

Choose REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for Repairs

REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is known for our prompt, professional air conditioning repair in Southwestern PA. Home and business owners in the region regularly experience cooling system trouble. When this occurs, don’t hesitate to call us. REDZ is available 24/7 to Connellsville, Scottdale, and the surrounding areas. We can work with central air, heat pumps, ductless HVAC, geothermal, and more.

 

For more information on heating work, furnace installation, or any of our quality HVAC services, give REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at (724) 208-3090. Our team will be happy to talk to you about air conditioning repair.