Top Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs a Tune-Up?

Top Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs a Tune-Up?

Summer is over and your air conditioner is probably ready for a break. It’s been busy keeping you cool for the past few months. Soon it will be time for your furnace to start doing its job: keeping you warm all winter long. However, before you completely forget about your air conditioner, you should make sure it’s still in perfect running condition.

A lot of people forget about AC maintenance once summer ends. But if you take a little extra time now to check your AC, then come next summer, you won’t have to worry about it not working right. That means you’ll be ready when the heat returns next year, instead of being stuck with a broken AC unit.

So here are some signs to look for that might indicate your AC unit needs a little tune-up.

If you notice your home is not getting as cool as it should, then it’s likely because your AC unit is having some issues. If your AC unit is making weird noises, or you notice that it’s very loud, it could be time for a tune-up. Have you noticed any weird smells from your vents? Again, it might be time to get your AC unit serviced.

Bad smells could also mean that it’s time for an air duct cleaning. Cleaning your air ducts also helps improve the efficiency of your AC unit. Another sign that your AC needs a tune up is weak air flow. An air duct cleaning can help with this problem as well.

If you notice any of these signs then get your AC unit checked out. You should probably get your air ducts cleaned as well.

Almost all of the air you breathe inside your home passes through your air ducts at some point. If your ductwork is dirty – which it can be with all kinds of yucky things – then you’re breathing those same things. Bacteria, mold, mildew, dirt, and dust can really build up inside your air ducts. So call Better Air Northwest today to get your air duct cleaning appointment scheduled. Call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to contact us online.