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Signs Your AC System May Be Working Too Hard

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As every Los Angeles resident knows, SoCal summers can get super hot. In order to keep your home cool and comfy despite the soaring temperatures outside, you need to ensure your air conditioning system is optimally working. This is especially important if you have elderly people living inside your home.

 But is your AC system working overtime?  A faulty air conditioning system can cause major problems, including uncomfortable indoor temperatures, poor indoor air quality, costly electrical bills, a shorter AC system lifespan, and more.

 While it may be tough to tell if your AC system is working too hard to maintain your indoor air temperatures, there are some telltale signs to keep an eye out for. Oftentimes, your air conditioning system will let you know that something is wrong through strange sounds, high electric bills, or high humidity levels.

 Here are some red flags that your AC system is working too hard and that you might need AC repair or replacement.

Sky High Electric Bills

 During the hottest months of the year, most people aren’t surprised when their electric bills increase. However, if your utility bills experience a sudden jump, your AC system may be working double-time.

 An air conditioning system that works too hard to properly cool your home will drastically increase your electric bill. Even a newer system that is operating poorly has the ability to boost your bills.

 No matter if your AC system is 10 years old or 30, it’s a smart idea to have it looked at. Thankfully, the Los Angeles AC repair pros at Global Green Solutions are just a phone call away.

Weird Noises

 Hearing strange and unexpected noises in or around your home can be terrifying. Is it a burglar? A wild animal? Nope – it may just be your AC system.

 While most air conditioning systems will make some noise, loud grating, grinding, or squealing sounds coming from your AC may signify a big problem. Failure to service your system can result in a costly breakdown.

 A squealing or squeaking noise coming from your air conditioner could mean that a belt has slipped out of place. It may also indicate that a metal component in your system needs more lubrication. If you’re hearing grinding, the motor bearings are probably broken.

 While the loud noises are definitely annoying, they can also be pricey. Get your AC system looked at by licensed AC replacement professionals right away.

Inefficient Cooling

 It can be frustrating to crank your air conditioning to the max and still be uncomfortably hot in your home. It can also be quite expensive. Blasting your AC can result in higher electricity bills and even expensive AC repairs.

 An AC system that is working too hard but not keeping your home efficiently cool needs to be repaired or replaced. Besides being uncomfortable, hot indoor temperatures can also be dangerous. Extreme indoor heat can cause dehydration or heat strokes. If you’re extremely thirsty, lightheaded, fatigued, breathing rapidly, have a racing heart rate, or alternate between sweating and having chills, seek immediate medical attention.

 To prevent these potential health hazards, it’s essential to keep your AC in tip-top shape.

High Humidity Levels

 Does your home feel super sticky even if the AC is running? You could have excessive humidity levels caused by an overworked air conditioning system. Drainage, coil, and other AC issues may be to blame.

 Moreover, high indoor humidity levels can encourage the growth of mold and mildew. Mold can present itself in a number of different ways, including a musty odor, black and green discoloration on your ceiling or walls, and sudden allergy or asthma attacks.

 To keep your home safe, comfortable, and mold-free, call Global Green Solutions for a free consultation.

Overly Dry Air

 On the opposite end of the spectrum is overly dry indoor air. Though the air tends to become dryer in the winter, dry air in the summertime could indicate an overworked AC system. If your skin suddenly feels parched or you’re experiencing tons of static electricity shocks, you may need AC repair. 

Warm and Cool Spots Throughout Your Home

 Do certain areas of your house seem warmer or cooler than others? A faulty AC may be to blame. If your air conditioning system has ductwork leaks or disconnections, a burned-out compressor, or a failing thermostat, it may be struggling to overcompensate for the issue. This results in uneven temperatures or temperature fluctuations throughout your house.

Thermostat Wear

 Your thermostat can suffer from wear and tear due to overuse. If you’re constantly adjusting the temperature inside your home, you may have overworked the entire system. We highly recommend investing in a smart thermostat to maintain comfortable temperature levels throughout your house.

Your AC System Needs a Little R&R Too

Just like you, your air conditioning needs to rest every once in a while. It also needs routine professional maintenance. When you contact the expert technicians at Global Green Solutions, we can offer a myriad of services to get your AC up and running properly. We’re available 24/7 for immediate assistance.

With us, you’ll get:

  • A full system performance test
  • A team of highly trained and fully licensed, insured, and bonded industry experts
  • 24/7 availability
  • Affordable prices that won’t break the bank
  • 10+ years of experience
  • High-quality work the first time around

 If your AC system is working too hard and you’re experiencing high electric bills or uncomfortable temperatures, contact Global Green Solutions today for a free quote. We can be reached at (888) 860-4826.

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