As it starts to get warmer in Aberdeen, North Carolina, you’ll want to make sure that your air-conditioning system is in tiptop condition, so that it can keep you and your family cool and comfortable during the hotter months ahead. Most people assume that there’s nothing wrong with their air conditioner as long as it’s working, but there may be some hidden problems that can lead to malfunctions that are difficult to fix over time. So, how do you know if your AC needs attention? Look out for the following signs.

Unusual Noises

If your AC is making unusual sounds, it may be a sign of an imminent malfunction. The type of sound it makes will indicate the kind of problem it’s experiencing. For instance, a high-pitched whistling sound is likely the result of reduced airflow from blocked ducts or clogged filters, while a rattling sound may suggest that there’s a loose or broken component in your unit.

Constant Adjustment of Thermostat

An air conditioner is designed to maintain a steady and comfortable temperature in your home. If you and your family members need to adjust the thermostat constantly in order to stay comfortable, your system may need repair, replacement, or maybe just a new thermostat. An HVAC technician can assess the problem and offer a solution.

Unusually High Energy Bills

An ill-maintained or problematic AC system has to work harder and use more energy to keep your home cool, resulting in higher energy bills. If you find that your unit is causing your energy costs to rise significantly, you should get an HVAC technician to check it for problems or replace it with a new energy-efficient air conditioner.

Even if your air-conditioning system is working well or newly bought, we recommend that you sign up for an annual HVAC maintenance plan. Proper maintenance will ensure that your unit will consistently perform at its best, delivering maximum comfort while keeping your energy costs low. If your air conditioner is showing any of the above-mentioned signs, Sandhills can help. Call us at 910-338-3723 to arrange a checkup.

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