Every air conditioner, regardless of its make or model, should have maintenance performed annually. However, if maintenance has been neglected for too long, you’ll probably notice signs that indicate you’ll soon need maintenance. In the latest blog post from Rusk Heating & Cooling, we’ll discuss how to tell when your AC needs a tune-up to ensure that you service your system when it needs it most.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for AC tune-up services.

General Weakness

When your AC is on, it shouldn’t struggle to provide steady airflow. If it does, the fans have stopped or the filters are clogged. It may take time for you to notice, but you’ll find little happening after the system stays on. The soft blow of air can be a result of dirt built up inside of the unit. This “lightness” isn’t your only problem. The hazards of not filtering your air can lead to significant health risks.

Fluid Leaks

A small amount of liquid under your AC system is probably normal, as condensation can pool out while the system is in use. However, if there is a large amount of liquid or the leak is occurring while the system is off, your system is likely experiencing issues.

Each AC unit is installed with a draining system that captures condensation. Air conditioning units aren’t designed to work with internal fluid. Things will only get worse if you ignore these signs.

Foul Odors

When everything is working properly, air conditioners don’t emit any smells while running. However, mildew and grime can eventually build up within your system, which will eventually rot if it’s not removed. Your system might continue to function normally, but it will also continue to smell. 

Not only is mildew, mold and grime inconvenient, but they can also lead to health and indoor air quality issues if not addressed quickly. Protect your home and those within it by calling for an AC tune-up or repair as soon as you notice any strange smells while your AC is running.

Grinding Noises

Loose pieces or large parts may rattle and cause noticeable noises. While this might not signal that the system is experiencing issues, it indicates that problems are on the horizon. Squeaking and grinding sounds can be solved by something as simple as a bit of lubrication, or the sounds could indicate more serious issues. You will only know this with professional help.

Keep the Cost in Mind, and Speak with a Pro

As a general rule of thumb, you should contact a professional as soon as you notice any air conditioning system issues. This will ensure that the problem is solved as quickly as possible, saving you money and preventing further issues. Get in touch with Rusk Heating & Cooling today and have one of our technicians come to your home and inspect your cooling system.

Contact Rusk for AC Tune-Up Services in Northern Kentucky & the Greater Cincinnati Area

An annual AC tune-up is crucial to maintaining the performance and efficiency of your system. Beyond the impact on performance, AC tune-ups solve minor AC issues that might otherwise grow to become more serious and expensive. With annual maintenance, you can ensure that the cool air will continue to flow.

Rusk Heating & Cooling provides the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati areas with the best tune-up services in the area. Contact us today to schedule services and improve the performance of your AC system.