5 Signs Your AC is Begging for a Tune-Up

At Peter Levi, we understand the importance of a well-maintained air conditioning system in keeping your home comfortable and your family happy. Your AC unit works hard year-round to keep you cool, but like any piece of machinery, it requires regular care and attention to ensure optimal performance. If your AC system is exhibiting any of the following signs, it may be begging for a tune-up – and it's crucial not to ignore these warning signals.


1. Reduced Airflow. If you've noticed a decrease in the airflow coming from your vents, it could indicate a problem with your AC system. Reduced airflow can be caused by a variety of issues, including dirty filters, blocked ducts, or a malfunctioning blower motor. A professional tune-up can identify and address the root cause of this issue, restoring proper airflow and improving the efficiency of your system.

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2. Warm Air. One of the most obvious signs that your AC system is in need of a tune-up is if it's blowing warm air instead of cool air. This could be due to a refrigerant leak, a faulty compressor, or other mechanical issues within the unit. A thorough inspection by one of our experienced technicians can diagnose the problem and restore your AC's ability to keep you cool and comfortable.

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3. Strange Noises. Unusual sounds coming from your AC unit, such as grinding, squealing, or banging noises, are never a good sign. These noises could indicate a range of issues, from loose or worn-out components to debris lodged in the system. Ignoring these sounds can lead to further damage and costly repairs down the line. A tune-up can identify and address these issues early on, preventing more significant problems from occurring.

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4. Foul Odors. If you detect foul or musty odors coming from your vents when your AC is running, it could be a sign of mold or mildew growth within the system. Mold and mildew not only affect indoor air quality but can also pose health risks to you and your family. A thorough cleaning and inspection as part of a tune-up can eliminate these odors and ensure that your home remains safe and comfortable.

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5. High Energy Bills. Have you noticed a sudden spike in your energy bills without a corresponding increase in usage? This could indicate that your AC system is not operating as efficiently as it should be. A tune-up can improve the efficiency of your system, reducing energy consumption and saving you money on your utility bills in the long run.

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