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Keeping your home cool and comfortable when temperatures are still high, is essential. That means it’s important for your air conditioning unit to be in top working form, free from problems that will prevent it from doing its job. Here are four warning signs of an inefficient air conditioner in Lake Forest, IL.

Higher-Than-Usual Utility Bills

A sudden, unexplained increase in your electric bill is usually one of the first indications that your air conditioner is experiencing problems. It’s also possible for an air conditioning issue to cause a gradual increase in utility bills, so any unusual increase should be a sign for you to have your system checked out by a professional. Doing so will save you money on your bills and will keep your air conditioner working its very best.

Your System Is Short Cycling

If you notice your home’s cooling system starting up, running very briefly, shutting off and then repeating the pattern over and over, it’s an indication that there’s a problem. This is a process known as short cycling. It usually means there’s an issue with the compressor or the thermostat that needs attention from a professional.

Strange Sounds From Your System

You’re familiar with the way your air conditioning unit sounds when it’s running, so you’ll notice any new and unusual noises right away. Any banging, rattling, buzzing or other sounds not normally made is a sign that something isn’t right. When this occurs, you should shut off your system immediately and contact a professional repair service right away.

Issues With Your Thermostat

When the effectiveness of your air conditioner isn’t what it should be, your thermostat can be the culprit. The thermostat won’t remain on the temperature setting you’ve chosen to keep your home cool, meaning there’s likely an issue with the sensor or other component. A professional technician will repair the problem, or you have the option to upgrade to a more efficient programmable thermostat.

We’re Here to Help You

If you’re experiencing these or any other concerning issues with your air conditioning system, we are here to help. Our fully trained professional technicians are available 24/7 and are just a phone call away. It’s also time to prepare your heating system for winter. Give Ireland Heating & Air a call and let us assist you with all your air conditioning and heating needs.

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