October 1, 2019

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...

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