Is your air conditioner not working as well as it did last summer? You rely heavily on your AC system to keep your Fort Worth, Texas, home comfortable in the summer. It’s important that you keep a watchful eye out for some telltale signs that it might be time to replace it.

Increased Energy Bills

Your AC system accounts for almost 50 percent of your energy bill. If your energy bill starts rising, your air conditioner may be the culprit. If the bill shoots up from one month to the next, call one of our service technicians to check for problems.

Strange Sounds

Your AC system should run at a barely noticeable vibration level. If you start to hear grinding, squeaking or squealing sounds, there’s definitely a problem at play. Turn the system off and contact a professional immediately.

Foul Smells

Your AC system should blow clean, fresh air. If you notice any types of strange smells, such as burning or a musty odor, this could indicate a problem. A professional can take a look and diagnose the issue quickly.

Restricted Airflow

There would be no more evident sign of a faulty cooling system than a lack of cold air or restricted airflow. Clogged or broken ductwork could be the cause of your problem. In any case, it is an issue that should be addressed.

Moisture Buildup

Another indication would be moisture buildup in and around the unit. Your AC system is designed to create some moisture when it’s working correctly, but it should not be visible. If you see moisture, it could signal a refrigerant leak. Don’t try to fix this problem yourself.

Your air conditioner should never bring attention to itself. Quality AC systems are designed to work flawlessly for years. We can help achieve that. Call the qualified professionals at Performance Heat and Air at 817-349-3567. We can answer any of your questions or concerns.

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