Although an air conditioning system that suddenly stops working is in obvious need of repair, other signs that a repair is needed may not be as clear. As an HVAC company in Augusta that has been providing quality AC service to the community for over 45 years, Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® is adept at pinpointing the exact cause of AC equipment malfunctions. Here are three common signs that your air conditioner needs repair.

Rising Energy Costs

Faulty air conditioning equipment reduces an AC system’s energy efficiency, driving up energy costs. Because the rise in cost isn’t always immediately apparent, it’s helpful to compare last year’s energy bills with current bills to look for unexplained cost increases. Seasonal inspections and maintenance helps keep air conditioners running at peak efficiency.

Performance Issues

Poor performance is a leading indicator that an air conditioning system is in need of repair. If your AC keep running without cooling your home to the set temperature or if the systems continues to operate after the ideal temperature has reached, a call for service from Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® can help. If the air is cool yet clammy, the equipment may not be properly dehumidifying the air. Other performance issues include loud or unusual noises coming from the AC equipment.

Poor Air Quality

An increase in dust and other allergens in your home can also indicate a faulty air conditioning system. Clogged filters or leaky ductwork can allow particulates to enter your home that not only make your AC work harder but that can also make health conditions like asthma, allergies and respiratory ailments worse. The most effective and affordable way to prevent AC repairs is with regular air conditioning maintenance from Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. Regular inspections ensure that issues are addressed before an air conditioning repair becomes necessary.

Whether you need air conditioning repair or wish to schedule preventative maintenance, you can always count on Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® to respond quickly and effectively. For prompt and efficient service, call us today at (706) 914-1617.