It has been hot here in the Greater Birmingham metro and unfortunately, it’s taken a toll on many homes’ air conditioning units. If you’re one of the unlucky ones whose HVAC system is running but not cooling, there could be a few reasons why.
HVAC units should last for years… if properly maintained
How long an HVAC unit will last depends on the type of system. The good news is that, regardless of the system type, if you keep up with routine maintenance, it should last for years. Of course, you might not know the history of your system especially if you just bought the home in the last year or two. In that case, you may want to schedule a cleaning. You should also be on the lookout for signs that your unit isn’t working at its peak performance level.
Signs your HVAC system needs repairs
- Warm air coming out of the vents but it’s set on cool
- The air starts to turn on and off in short cycles
- The A/C is leaking
- The unit is making strange sounds
- There’s been a jump in your electric bill
What to do if you notice any of these problems
If you said yes to any of the above-mentioned signs, you’re probably wondering how serious the problem is. You’re also probably curious about what the next steps are. In order to determine if your HVAC simply needs repair work or if you need a completely new system, the best course of action is to schedule service.
How Polar Bear Services can help
When you contact us about your air conditioning problem, we’d be happy to come out to diagnose the problem. We’ll also make the necessary HVAC repairs if there are repairs needed. Of course, if the issue cannot be resolved and a new HVAC system is required, we’ll help with that too!
At Polar Bear Services, we are a 24/7 one-stop-shop and can handle any size job. We’re fully bonded and licensed by Alabama to provide effective services and are Trane® comfort specialists.