If the air conditioning system in your Hendersonville, Tennessee, home isn’t keeping up with the needs of your household, it may be struggling to maintain efficiency. Poor air conditioning efficiency can cause high energy bills and an uncomfortable temperature. Take a look at some of the most common warning signs of cooling inefficiency.

Weak or Warm Airflow

When the airflow in your home suddenly changes, this often indicates the system is no longer able to operate correctly. In some cases, warm air coming through the vents can indicate that the compressor is failing. It may also mean that your system’s refrigerant level is low. Weak airflow might mean that you have a gap in your ductwork, which is allowing air to escape. Another cause could be a clogged, dirty filter. No matter what’s causing the issue, it’s important to call an HVAC technician to take a closer look.

Sounds or Odors

If you smell something strange in the air or your AC system is making odd sounds, it may also be struggling with efficiency. Unpleasant odors can mean you have a fuel leak, moisture in the unit, or an electrical issue. Odd sounds might indicate a damaged component or that something is trapped inside the ductwork or unit.

Increasing Energy Bills

One of the most telltale signs of poor cooling efficiency is an increase in your monthly cooling bills. When you’re running the air conditioner more often during the summer months, you’ll notice some fluctuation in the bills. But your energy costs shouldn’t drastically increase year over year, and if they do, you need to have your system checked. Energy waste can be caused by several issues and it will cost you, especially if you let it go unchecked.

At Bentley’s Air Conditioning, our experienced HVAC technicians can inspect your air conditioning system to figure out the cause of poor efficiency and come up with a plan for repair, so contact us at 615-206-3318.

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