3-Signs the AC is on the Verge of a Breakdown

Over the summer months, a broken central air conditioner can really cause issues. There are
three vital signs that indicate that an air conditioning unit is on the verge of a breakdown. Hoffmann Brothers, a heating and air conditioning contractor serving the St Louis area Community, highlights the symptoms of a sickly AC.

The AC requires more cooling time.
When the AC demands an extended cooling span, it generally suggests that there is a problem with the air conditioning system. Sometimes, the problem is as minor as being low on coolant. Conversely, the issue could be attributable to rusty or corroding pipes or even the need for an entirely new air conditioning system.

Knowing today’s SEER ratings
Today’s air conditioners meet a minimum seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 13.  The higher the SEER, the less time the AC requires to cool the home. An ill-performing AC consumes substantial energy to produce cool air. This lack of energy efficiency surges the monthly utility bill, doubling or even tripling energy costs. Whatever the problem, the sooner one schedules a service call the more the savings.

The aforementioned potential air conditioner malfunctions are preventable with annual AC maintenance. Regular check-ups prevent extortionate replacements, repairs or the headache of an inconvenient malfunction.

The central air conditioner releases tepid air.
Perhaps the central air conditioner emits air, but the air is tepid. This symptom may foreshadow a serious fix. The problem could be as simple as changing the air filter, but may require fixing the AC or even replacing it.

A filter replacement does not improve quality of cool air.
Homeowners and renters commonly forget to replace old filters with a new one. A dirty air filter obstructs the flow of chilled air. Many AC contractors advise that homeowners change the filter before coordinating a service call. In situations where an air filter replacement proves futile, dial (314) 664-3011 to Schedule a maintenance visit, to see if that helps remedy the situation.

Replacing the Air Conditioner
When it comes time to replace the air conditioner, there are many rebates & incentives out there along with financing options to make the decision and investment an easy one. Call Hoffmann Brothers today to schedule a free estimatewith one of our Comfort Advisors.

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