You are so grateful for your air conditioner when the weather is scorching. It keeps your house cool and comfortable, allowing you to relax on hot days. You should have an HVAC technician out to check your air conditioning unit once a year to detect any underlying problems early. This visit should occur during a more temperate season, such as spring or autumn, when you are not running your unit as often. Waiting on repairs can make them extra costly. Here are three reasons why air conditioning repairs cannot wait.
Broken air conditioners often grow black mold.
Black mold thrives in a moist, warm environment. A broken air conditioner is the perfect place for mold to grow. Your air conditioning unit also supplies the perfect way to send new mold spores out into your home so that the mold can spread. As you run your air conditioning unit, mold spores are carried through the ducts and out the vents. Black mold is potentially dangerous for your family, particularly for young children and the elderly. Symptoms of exposure include runny nose, itchy eyes, and breathing problems. Save your family from suffering from unnecessary allergy-like symptoms and have your air conditioner tended to by an HVAC specialist.
Your energy bill can go right through the roof.
Sometimes it can be hard to identify a problem with your air conditioning unit. You should always keep an eye on your energy bill, as it can provide important clues. Is your energy bill rising with the heat outside? If so, putting your air conditioner on full blast may be costing you extra money. A malfunctioning air conditioning unit does not manage energy well and is likely to require more energy to keep up with your demands for cool air.
Your home will have 'hot spots' and temperature differences.
Your malfunctioning air conditioning unit is not able to regulate the temperature throughout your home. You will notice 'hot spots' as you walk from room to room. The temperature is not all uniform, which makes it hard to be comfortable in certain parts of your home. You do not want to have to deal with adjusting where you will be in your house based on which room