Now that the days and nights are heating up, you’ve probably turned on your air conditioner once or twice. If you noticed that it didn’t seem to get the air as cool as it used to, you might need some AC repair. While you don’t want to have to spend money to get your air conditioner working again, repairs from the highly skilled HVAC techs at Tom Schaefer Plumbing in Eastlake can save you money off of your cooling costs in the long run. Read on to find out why your AC unit might not be working at peak efficiency and how we can help you save some cash over the coming summer months. Call us if you have any AC or plumbing problems that need to be taken care of.

How to Make Sure Your AC is Working

The easiest way to see if your air conditioner is working is to turn it on. If it starts blowing air, it is at least partially working. If the air isn’t cold, or is the same temperature as the rest of your home, there is a problem with the unit.

Here are a few things you can check before calling one of the HVAC experts at Tom Schaefer:

  • Go outside and make sure that the unit isn’t completely covered in leaves, branches, or other debris that can pile up during winter. Sometimes a clogged unit can stop working altogether or stop functioning as well as it should. If leaves and debris have gotten inside, you can clean them out to see if that helps.
  • Check to make sure your vents aren’t clogged or damaged. You might have to crawl under your house to check your vents but it’s worth checking. If you check your ducts and find that there are holes in them or that there are sections that are disconnected from each other, that is definitely part of the reason why your air conditioning isn’t working. Trying to determine if your ducts are clogged is more difficult. If you open some of the grates in your home, can you see a lot of dirt, dust, pet hair, or saw dust in the vents? If you can, that could be making your AC less efficient. Call us at Tom Schaefer Plumbing for help with clogged or damaged ducts.

An Inefficient AC System Costs Much More to Run Than One That Works Well

As professional plumbers and HVAC technicians, we’ve seen it all and we can work quickly to identify the problems with your AC system and provide you with an accurate and fair estimate for any repairs that need to be done. While repairs might seem expensive, in the long run (and even in the short-term) they can save you a lot of money.

A system that isn’t working well is always going to use more energy. Higher energy usage equals higher costs. The extra energy costs, over the course of just a few months, can add up to more than the cost of repairs. Not only will you have to pay for an inefficient system one way or another, skimping on repairs now can limit the lifespan of your unit, and trust us when we say that repairs are always much more affordable than buying a brand new air conditioner.

Contact us today if you need any plumbing or HVAC work done in your Eastlake home. At Tom Schaefer Plumbing, we believe in providing you with the absolute best services possible and we will always go out of our way to make sure that you’re happy. For all of your heating, cooling, and plumbing needs, call us today. We can schedule an appointment for you quickly and have a technician at your home right away if it’s an emergency.