Signs Your A/C Needs Serviced
Summer time is just about here! That means road trips, cookouts, vacations, and of course,
air conditioning. Many of us don’t run our air conditioner much throughout the year until the Summer.
This sometimes leaves us scrambling when it breaks when it seems like everyone else is getting theirs
repaired, too. However, outside of your air conditioner no longer working, how do you know if it’s time
to upgrade or service your air conditioner? At Joe Behr, we know this can be a tough question and
we’re here to help!
Poor Air Flow
One way to know that it’s time to get your air conditioner serviced is when you notice lower air flow
than normal. Air flow refers to the amount of cool air that is making its way through your duct work and
into your home. Sometimes your air may seem like it’s barely seeping out of your vents. It could be the
result of blocked ducts. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned recently, they are probably backed up by
debris, dust, dirt, pet dander, and allergens. A cleaning will get more fresh, cool air into your home.
Bad Smells or Leaking Water
These two issues can go hand in hand on some occasions. If you notice there is water leaking from your
a/c vents, this could be due to blocked drainage lines. This will make your air conditioner more prone to
breaking down and if your ducts hold water, susceptible to mold. This is why your a/c may be spewing
a foul odor. Mold can become collected in the ducts.
Your A/C Runs on Freon
Many older air conditioners use Freon to operate. However, Freon is no longer used to help air
conditioners run. This means, if your a/c runs with Freon, it’s time to upgrade! This will not only be
easier to service and be more reliable and efficient, but you’ll be helping the environment, too!
If your air conditioner is running poorly, broken down, or simply making strange noises. Make sure to
reach out to a professional to save time and effort! The experts at Joe Behr are on standby to lend a