These Signs Indicate You Need AC Repair


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Sudden AC repair needs are something no homeowner wants to encounter, and known AC repair needs are something no homeowner should put off. We understand the temptation to do so… if an air conditioner is still running, most people would like to avoid paying for repairs. But by neglecting repair needs like this, you risk your cooling system breaking down altogether when you need it the most–during the hottest season of the year.

We encourage our customers to take care of their systems as soon as they realize repairs are needed. But, how do you know when this is the case? After all, you are not an expert in air conditioners–that’s what we’re here for! However, it’s important for you to know the basics–at least the signs that it’s time to call in an experienced HVAC professional. Read on to learn what those signs could be.

The Cooling System Isn’t Cooling

This is understandably a pretty frustrating problem to have. However, it’s a problem that gets too easily brushed off–an air conditioner is running, but the air doesn’t seem as cold as it should be coming out of the vents. Maybe it’s because it’s too hot of a day outside? No, that shouldn’t have anything to do with it–while it will be hard to cool your home down to 70 on a 90-degree day, that shouldn’t impact how cool the air coming out of your vents feels!

If your air conditioner isn’t actually conditioning the air, it could be a problem with damaged ductwork that isn’t allowing the cooled air to reach the rooms in your home, or it could even be a refrigerant leak, which can cause even further problems for your air conditioner. Either way,

Your Energy Bills Are Higher Than Average

Let’s face it, nobody particularly likes getting their energy bill each month. You have to use your air conditioner around here, though, so there’s really nothing you can do about the amount of those energy bills, right?

Well… not quite. The thing is, you should definitely pay attention to the number on those utility bills. If you discover that they’re higher than they were this same time last year, then it’s an indication that something in your home is working inefficiently, and it could very well be your air conditioner to blame. After all, your HVAC systems account for half of your entire home’s energy use!

Your System Is Short-Cycling

Have you discovered that your system is cycling on and off rapidly? Air conditioners and furnaces are designed to run for 15-minute increments, 2-3 times an hour. If yours is only running for 5-10 minutes, cycling off, then turning back on just a short time later, this is called short cycling.

Short-cycling is not only evidence of an already existing problem in your system, but it can create more problems for your air conditioner and home comfort. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you think your cooling system is doing this, or struggling in any other way!

For professional and reliable AC repair in Lake County, CA contact Jonas Energy Solutions.

Customer Reviews

Robert Baum
Robert Baum
2024-05-02
Jonas installed a new breaker box and battery system on our house.
Janice Pilcher
Janice Pilcher
2024-05-01
Professional service, let us know condition of our unit, and it’s performance levels. They even cleaned up they left.
Annette Higday
Annette Higday
2024-05-01
John did a great job on serving our a/c units. Very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. So glad we signed up for the Jonas Service.
Mark Lipps
Mark Lipps
2024-04-30
Great, locally owned company. Good people.
Songstress Tess
Songstress Tess
2024-04-29
Professional & friendly . . . great reminders for regular maintenance & also once appointment is made. On day of service, email is sent to say tech is on the way & their name. Thank You Jonas Energy Solutions for taking such good care of us!!
Kenneth Phillips
Kenneth Phillips
2024-04-29
Friendly technician. Was thorough in his work.
Terry toste
Terry toste
2024-04-29
Super professional and personable. Dexter explained everything in a way I could understand.
Jeffrey Jacobs
Jeffrey Jacobs
2024-04-29
John has been great. Going to miss him.
juan bautista
juan bautista
2024-04-27
Professional and detail oriented in their maintenance to my split system HVAC