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Why Timing Matters in AC Repairs

Jun 16, 2023 | Air Conditioning

Some air conditioning repairs are pretty obvious while others creep up on a home in a gradual progression, until the unit breaks down completely. This is normally the result of homeowners neglecting to repair the unit on a timely basis, which results in an expensive and extensive repair. As an Orange Beach AC company, we continue to see this problem happen very frequently as the summer months go by. In this blog, we want to emphasize the importance 

Timely Repairs Ensure the Following Benefits

Before an air conditioning unit breaks down completely, it shows signs of repair that people either do not recognize or ignore. Here are these common signs:

  • Increased energy bills
  • High humidity levels
  • Leaks or moisture 
  • Frequent cycling
  • Foul odors
  • Strange noises
  • Weak airflow
  • Lack of cooling

When you notice any of these signs, it is important that you contact an Orange Beach AC company for repairs as soon as possible to ensure these benefits:

Optimal Comfort 

The most obvious inconvenience of a broken AC is discomfort. As soon as something is broken within the unit, it will stop producing those desired temperatures your home requires. You may also end up with a lot of stuffiness or mugginess in the air as a result of a required repair in the unit. Nobody likes to be uncomfortable and a timely repair will ensure that you are living in cool temperatures and breathing clean air. 

Enhanced and Maintained Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is dependent on the condition of your AC unit. If just one component is broken, you may end up with dust, musty, or stuffy air. If you notice any of these issues, you will need to contact a technician who will be able to investigate the issue and provide the needed repairs. Poor indoor air quality causes poor health outcomes such as migraines, allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. 

Increased Energy Efficiency

Just like with air quality, a single broken AC part can greatly affect the energy efficiency levels of your unit. Neglected repairs lead to high energy bills because the AC ends up consuming more energy than usual. As a result, you will have higher monthly costs to deal with long term. The faster you repair the AC, the less of these high energy bills you receive. 

Here are some other factors that drive the AC’s energy efficiency levels:

  • Airflow and ventilation 
  • Sun exposure and shading of the outdoor unit
  • Quality of the home’s insulation
  • Condition of the ductwork
  • Technological advancements of the unit
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of the unit

Extends AC’s Lifespan

The longer you wait to repair the AC unit, the less time you will get with your unit. Neglected repairs cause the unit to wear out quicker than normal, which will result in an early replacement. As we all know, air conditioning units are very expensive. If you have a local Orange Beach AC company repair your unit on a timely basis, you will be able to maintain the maximum lifespan of your unit, saving yourself money on installation. 

Less Expensive Repairs

Delaying AC repairs can turn minor issues into major ones, potentially resulting in expensive repairs or even complete system replacement. Small problems, when left unattended, can escalate and affect other components of the AC, leading to more complex and costly repairs. For example, if your AC is not cooling properly, it may be because the filter is dirty. If you don’t clean the filter, the AC will have to work harder to cool the air, which can lead to other problems such as a blown fuse or a damaged compressor. In some cases, a minor problem can even cause the entire AC unit to fail. By addressing issues promptly, you can catch them early and prevent them from becoming more severe and expensive to fix.

Looking For An Orange Beach AC Company?

Have you been noticing signs of needed repair within your AC unit? Call Hansen Super Techs for prompt and expert repairs that will ensure the comfort of your home and the quality of your indoor air. Do not delay repairs and contact us today!