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Common Signs Your AC Is Not Installed Properly

Summer in the South is no time to have an air conditioner that is not working properly. If your AC is not cooling the way it should, it does not necessarily mean it is broken. It might mean that it was not installed correctly in the first place. Here are some problems you might experience from improper AC installation.

Uneven Heating and Cooling

One problem that arises from improper AC installation is that it will not cool evenly. Some rooms might always be too hot, while others might feel like you are stepping into your freezer. This disrupts your comfort, but it can also lead to the growth of pathogens, odors, increases in allergens, and other issues related to poor air quality.

Noisy Operation

An improperly installed air conditioner might not have the quiet operation you expect. If you notice squeaks, humming, knocks, buzzing, or whistling, it might be a sign that your AC was not installed correctly. It can also mean that over the years, a part has worked loose because it was not tightened correctly. This is more than just an annoyance, and it could mean the AC is leaking oil or coolant, so it is a good idea to get it checked out.

Air That Is Too Dry or Too Moist

An air conditioner that is not installed properly does not circulate air as it should. This can cause the air to be either too dry or too humid. This can happen in the whole house or just in part of it. Calling an expert to have the unit inspected can help pinpoint the problem and lead to enjoying a more comfortable environment.

Higher Energy Bills

One of the most common problems with improper installation is higher-than-expected energy bills. When your AC is not installed properly, it has to work harder to keep your home cool, and this can run up your bill. You might be surprised at how much you can save by having your air conditioner installed properly.

Frequent Repairs

If you have only recently had your air conditioner installed, and it is already malfunctioning, you should suspect improper installation. This can lead to more frequent breakdowns. It can also significantly reduce the lifespan of your unit. Even if your air conditioner seemed to be working for a while, improper installation can cause parts to wear out and stop working suddenly.

Contact us at Air Temp Heating, Cooling, and Electrical for AC installation in Port Saint Lucie, FL. We make sure the job is done right, so get in touch, and we’ll come out for an inspection.

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