With summer around the corner, many homeowners in Spring, Texas, and the surrounding areas may be wondering if their window AC unit is up to the task of keeping them cool. Fortunately, you can easily ensure your home will be comfortable all summer long. At Royal Appliance Parts & Service Inc., we understand that service on your AC is important to keep you cool, so we’ve listed out some signs that indicate it’s time for service on your window AC unit:
1. Increased Energy Costs
If your energy bills seem to be climbing higher and higher, your AC unit may be to blame. If the unit is dirty, it will have to work harder and consume more energy to keep your home cool. Temperatures are rising as summer gets closer, so make sure to schedule a professional cleaning before the new season starts to save on your energy bills.
2. It’s Been More Than One Year Since Your Last Professional Service
To keep your AC unit running at its best, it needs an annual cleaning and service. Regular service allows any small problems to be caught before they require expensive repairs and keeps your unit clean. Without an annual service, the lifespan of your unit is dramatically decreased, meaning you’ll be spending money on a new window AC unit more often.
3. Your AC is Blowing Out Dust
Breathing in dust from your AC unit can lead to allergies and other upper respiratory problems. To avoid breathing in debris, an annual AC cleaning is essential. During a cleaning, dust and other debris are removed from the unit, meaning only clean, cool air will be cycled throughout your home.
4. Poor Air Flow
If your AC unit is clogged with dust, it can be hard for it to circulate air throughout your home. A professional service on your unit can help clear out anything that is reducing air flow. You’ll be able to feel the difference when you put your hand in front of the vents throughout your home.
Nothing is worse than being stuck with a poorly functioning AC in the middle of summer. If you notice these 4 signs, it’s time to seek the help of a professional. To get your window AC unit ready for the new season, give Royal Appliance Parts & Service Inc. a call at (281) 350-6605.