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3 Things to Look for During Spring with Your Air Conditioning System

We hope that you have already scheduled maintenance for your air conditioner for the spring; this is an essential service to make sure that the AC is in good shape to handle the L.A. heat without breaking down or wasting power.

However, you may still run into operating issues between now and the start of the heavy heat in July with your air conditioner, and it’s important to keep a watch for any signs of a malfunction. If you notice any of the below symptoms of a faulty air conditioning system, call for professional repair technicians right away.

Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical has 24-hour emergency service to help you repair your air conditioning system in Los Angeles, CA. We are also on-call for your electrical and water heater needs as well.

I. Grinding and clicking noises from the AC

Should you hear odd mechanical grinding and clicking sounds from either the indoor or outdoor cabinet of the air conditioning system, call for professionals to look into the issue. The grinding noises often indicate the bearings on the motors are wearing down, and if this isn’t fixed soon, the motor may burn out entirely. Clicking sounds often warn of a system that is “hard starting,” which will place excess stress on the compressor—something you don’t want to happen.

II. Ice developing on the coils

It is easy to dismiss the appearance of ice on an air conditioner. After all, it’s a refrigeration system: why not have a bit of ice show up? But ice along the coils is not something that should occur. It means the coil for one reason or another is absorbing inefficient levels of heat from the indoor air, allowing the cold refrigerant inside the coils to remain cold and start to freeze the moisture in the air. Have professionals investigate the trouble and repair it.

III. An unexplained rise in electrical bills

When you see that you are suddenly paying too much on your electrical bills after the AC comes on for the spring, the air conditioner may be the one stealing your money. Make sure that you change out the air filter first, and then have technicians come to look into the problem.

Make sure you have any repairs for your AC taken care of before the summer starts. Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical will help see that you enter the summer with smooth sailing for your cooling system.

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