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Don’t Ignore These Signs of AC Trouble

woman looking very concerned with hand over mouthSo long as your air conditioner is starting up and producing some cold air, it’s easy to just assume it is working fine and carry on with your day, right? Well, we think that your air conditioner should work better than “fine.” You deserve the most effective and efficient performance your cooling system can muster up, but it can only perform at this high level if you invest in professional AC maintenance and air conditioning repair in Cypress, TX.

For Texas residents, our cooling systems put in a lot of work over the course of the summer season, let alone the entire year. Some wear and tear is to be expected, as a result. That’s why routine annual maintenance (or biannual, if you have a heat pump system) is so highly recommended. It’s a necessity to the functionality and longevity of your air conditioner. But even with maintenance, you could still run into AC trouble every now and then. While symptoms can be subtle, there are certainly indications you can watch out for, such as:

Uneven Cooling

When you run your central air conditioner, naturally you expect it to cool down your entire home. After all, that’s the point of using this system. However, at some point, you may notice that there are warm spots throughout your home, and the problem can be (and likely is) with your air conditioner.

Of course, our pros will need to investigate further to ensure this is the case, but uneven cooling form an air conditioner can be caused by things like damaged ductwork or even a refrigerant leak. Whatever is causing your AC to struggle, it’s vital that you have it taken care of right away, and only trust the pros to do so. Trusting this work to an amateur or inexperienced handyman can wind up doing more harm than good.


Do you hear your air conditioner shutting down before it’s completed a full cycle? In other words, do you notice it’s starting and stopping in rapid succession? If so, you are witnessing what’s called short-cycling, and this is going to cause your system, your comfort, and your cooling budget to suffer.

The cause of such a problem might be as simple as a dirty and clogged air filter creating resistance against airflow. However, another possibility is that you have malfunctioning components such as capacitors, or even a miscalibrated thermostat.

One last possibility is that you’re dealing with a refrigerant leak, which exposes your system to a whole host of other problems. Whatever the case, you’ll need a professional inspection and repairs.

Rising Utility Bills

Certain air conditioner problems are going to be pretty obvious, such as a system that won’t start up, or is blowing warm air into your home. Even if your system seems to be operating well enough, but your utility bills are rising, though, then you likely have an issue with how efficiently your system is functioning.

This is especially true if you aren’t using your air conditioner any differently than you have in the past. It’s never a good idea to “wait and see,” either. You don’t want to wait for problems to worsen as this can put your system in danger of extensive repairs and potentially even a premature replacement.

For quality air conditioning services, contact Fresh Air, L.P. today!

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