Even a minor issue with your Lebanon, Tennessee, home’s air conditioning system could become severe and expensive over time. You can prolong your HVAC system’s life and prevent inconvenient breakdowns by contacting a professional when problems arise. If you notice high utility bills, an uncomfortable home, or ice on your outdoor unit, you could need an air conditioning repair.

High Utility Bills

If your system is more than about a decade old, you can lower your utility bills by replacing it. A dirty air filter or outdoor unit or rugs or furniture covering your air registers can also raise your bills by reducing airflow and forcing your air conditioner to work harder. You should keep household objects, plants, grass clippings, and other items away from your vents and outdoor unit. Also, change your air filter at least every few months.

An Uncomfortable Home

If your air conditioner has been running for hours and you still feel hot, your system could be too small for your home. You could also have a malfunctioning thermostat, gaps or leaks in your ducts, or a refrigerant issue. Bad smells such as burning or musty scents could indicate wiring problems or biological growth, and annoying noises could be signs of loose belts or other faulty components.

Ice on Your Outdoor Unit

Heat pumps and air conditioners both have compressors. They blow air over a cold evaporator coil in warm weather, and heat pumps reverse the process to heat your home in winter. If condensation forms on the evaporator coil in summer, it could freeze and keep your HVAC system transferring heat effectively in summer. Ice can cause costly damage as well. Some systems go through regular defrost cycles to remove small amounts of frost or ice, but you should always call an expert if you see more than that.

Bentley’s Air Conditioning is a Trane Comfort Specialist with decades of air conditioning experience. We’re a family business, and integrity is our priority. For outstanding friendly service, call us anytime at 615-206-3318.

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