Signs You’re Overworking Your AC System

As summer settles over Palm Springs, you’ll want to turn on your AC system to stay cool. While it’s true that your AC needs to work hard, its job doesn’t need to be unnecessarily difficult. When your AC is overworked, it’s less effective at keeping your home comfortable. It’s also less energy-efficient and more prone to needing repairs.

So how do you know when your AC system is being overworked? Keep an eye out for these red flags:

1. Skyrocketing Energy Bills

Higher-than-normal utility bills are normal during summer, but unusually high bills are a warning sign that something is wrong with your AC system. As your cooling system works harder, your energy bills will steadily climb higher and higher.

2. Non-Stop Repairs

Is your AC constantly in need of repairs? Frequent breakdowns are a symptom of your system being overtaxed. Hard-working systems undergo more wear-and-tear which leads to damage. Airflow problems, overheating and component failure are common issues.

3. You’re Always Hot

A healthy AC will keep you cool no matter how hot it is outside. If your home feels hot when the air conditioner is running, it’s probably struggling to keep up. This can be caused by anything from a dirty air filter to low coolant levels or a worn-out compressor. Regardless of the cause, our technicians will get to the bottom of it.

4. It’s Constantly Starting and Stopping

When your air conditioner runs in short cycles, you’ll hear it kick on for a few minutes at a time. After running for a short time, it’ll turn off and start the process all over again. These frequent starts are hard on your system. It stresses the entire system and will eventually damage the compressor and motors.

Palm Desert’s Cooling System Experts

Is your AC struggling to keep up with the heat? The skilled technicians at Breeze Air Conditioning are here to figure out what’s wrong and restore your cooling system to peak performance. Whether your system needs repairs, maintenance, or replacement, we’re the right team for the job. We also service heating systems.

Call us today to schedule your Palm Springs air conditioning service!

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