The 100+ degree heat has arrived and it’s a scorcher outside. So you stay inside where you can feel the pleasant effects of your air conditioner. But you’re still hot, and your home just doesn’t seem to be cooling down. You think to yourself, do I need an air conditioner repair service? Here are signs that your air conditioner is probably fine and you’re just plain hot:
1. You keep hearing the following phrases:
- “I’m sweating buckets!”
- “It’s hotter than blue blazes!”
- “I’m burning up!”
Whenever there’s a heat wave, you can feel hotter than it actually is, especially if your body isn’t acclimated to it yet. Instead of an air conditioner repair, you probably just need to grab a nice cool glass of ice water, take a seat near an air conditioner vent, and let your body adjust.
2. You see your window curtains softly catching the afternoon breeze
Oops! You left the windows open. Close them right away so your air conditioner doesn’t have to work harder than it already is to cool down the house. Letting all the cool air out into the hot afternoon will cause your air conditioner to use more energy and run less efficiently. Closing the window curtains too will help block out the sunrays and aid the cooling process. Yes, you might feel like you’re living in a cave, but cave’s are cool.
3. You come home on your lunch break and the air conditioner isn’t on
You remember turning on the air conditioner before you left for work this morning, but when you came home for lunch it was off. Now you’re worried you’ll not only need an air conditioner repair, you might need an entirely new system! Don’t be dramatic. What you don’t know, is that your husband set your programmable thermostat before he left for work after you. This means that it’s probably set to come on at a certain time or when your home reaches a certain temperature, so that it will be at your favorite temperature when you arrive home from work.
4. Your energy bill is a lot higher this month
If you are running your air conditioner more, then yes, your bill is going to be higher. This doesn’t mean you need an air conditioner repair, but it is a good signal that you should have maintenance performed on your system. An air conditioner repair company should service your system at least twice a year. They will check to make sure all the parts are working correctly, evaluate your system’s efficiency, and even give you more tips so you can avoid needing an air conditioner repair in the near future.
At some point, you will need an air conditioner repair, and when you do, consider calling Experts In Your Home. Our air conditioning technicians serve Chico, Oroville, Paradise and surrounding areas. In the meantime, stay cool!
Experts In Your Home has been serving the North State’s construction, remodeling and maintenance needs for over 30 years and provides home painting, heating & air conditioning, plumbing, electrical services & more for your home or business in the communities of Chico, Paradise, Magalia, Durham, Oroville, Red Bluff, Corning & Orland, California.