Louisiana summers are full of fun memories, more than a few bugs, and a lot more heat and humidity. If this is your first July here in South Louisiana, be sure to stock up on sunscreen, find a nearby pool, and crank up the AC unit this summer. If you’ve been around a while, you know that the key to a successful summer is having plenty of fans in your home, a properly functioning air conditioning unit, and a trusted HVAC team to call when you run into problems or need repairs.
Summer is in full swing, but summertime isn’t the only time to be thinking about your AC unit. You should be receiving annual, year-round maintenance and repairs. If you neglected your air conditioner through the spring, this summer weather should serve as a great reminder to call the trusted HVAC team at Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning today! Even if your AC unit seems to be working properly, there are always hidden areas an expert should inspect. Stay cool this summer—and keep your AC unit working properly—by following the tips and tricks outlined below.
What are the signs of a poorly working air conditioner?
If your air conditioner is on its last legs, you may notice some of the following signs:
- Loud noises, clanking, or uncommon sounds
- Spotty/inconsistent cooling throughout your home
- A poorly functioning thermostat
- An unresponsive unit
- Slow or below-average cooling capacity
You may not always be able to tell when your air conditioner isn’t running like it should be, but if you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call a professional. The team at Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning have experienced technicians who can come out, diagnose the problem, and find a solution. You may think that you can survive the summer heat without a strong AC system, but when you wake up in the middle of the night dripping with sweat, you’ll wish you had scheduled that repair!
A properly working air conditioner
A high-functioning air conditioner is one that provides excellent cooling to your home, working with your thermostat to deliver fresh, cool air when you need it. A properly runningAC unit is one that has been serviced regularly. If it’s been a year or two since your last professional checkup, it’s time to get your unit serviced. If you neglect AC maintenance—even if your unit seems to working fine—you’re potentially losing years of life that unit has to offer. Above all, a checkup ensures that you know what’s going on with your AC unit. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your air conditioner is working and performing at full capacity for your home.
Why having a properly working AC matters
During the cooler months, you may not think much about your air conditioner. But once the warmer weather hits, you’ll be wishing you had your unit serviced and ready to go. Air conditioning is a huge factor, not only for your personal comfort, but for the structure and functionality of the home. If you have ever bought or sold a home, you know that one of the most important features can be a properly working or newly installed air conditioning unit. A rundown unit that’s more than 10 years old can be a major red flag to potential homebuyers.
You and your family deserve to feel comfortable in your home at all times. This is why AC is so important—even a difference of a few degrees can make the difference between an enjoyable afternoon indoors and a stifling, sticky mess that will cause you a headache all summer long.
Making the most of your air conditioner
To prevent breakdowns and save money on your energy bills, seasonal maintenance is highly recommended. An AC tune-up from Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning can save you money over the course of the entire summer! If your air conditioner is ready to be replaced, we even offer new AC installation—you’ll be able to see and feel the difference almost immediately!
Your air conditioner is your best friend during the summer, so why neglect it or ignore the warning signs or an impending breakdown? Call us today and be the best homeowner you can be by putting your home first.