Even in normal times, the summer heat in the desert can be oppressive – and these aren’t normal times. With summer only barely underway, temperatures are skyrocketing across California and across the US. A/C systems are buckling under the strain, leading to us seeing a big uptick in calls for air conditioning service in El Dorado Hills and the rest of our service area.
If you haven’t already, this is a good time to inspect your A/C system. If you’re seeing any of the following warning signs, you’ll definitely want to call our team at South Placer Heating and Air for air conditioning service before things get any worse.
Four Signs Your Air Conditioning Is Not Ready for Summer 2018!
- Bad odors from the vents
It’s fairly common to get some weird smells after firing up your A/C for the first time each year – but those should clear out quickly after the system gets up to speed. If it’s been more than a day and you’ve still got strange scents, you’ll want to have that checked out. Either you have something nasty in your ducts, or there’s a problem in the A/C unit.
- Metallic noises
Your A/C should work silently, or nearly so. If you’re hearing any sort of banging, scraping, or other disruptive sounds, that’s a very bad sign. Call for air conditioning service & repair ASAP because there’s undoubtedly something seriously wrong.
- Uneven cooling between rooms
A well-maintained A/C system should be able to give you roughly the same temperature in every room. There might be some minor variation, such as rooms with direct sunlight being a little warmer, but if you’re noticing major variations, that means your A/C isn’t up to the task. It’s probably straining, and straining machinery tends to break down.
- Not matching the set temp on your thermostat
In most normal situations, your A/C should be able to easily meet the temperature you’re setting on your thermostat. If your system is consistently unable to meet the setting you’re putting in, that’s another sign it’s straining and likely to fail in the future.
South Placer Heating and Air Is Here to Help
For years, we’ve provided top quality air conditioning service in El Dorado Hills and the surrounding areas, backed up by products from some of the biggest names in the business. Whether you call us for repairs or new system installation, you’ll always get great service!