The Dangers of Not Getting Your AC Fixed

Boy cooling off with fan When the hot weather hits, we all want to switch on our air conditioners and enjoy the cool breeze in our homes. However, if you didn’t service your AC unit in spring, you might be facing a bigger problem. You might turn on your thermostat and discover that your AC unit doesn’t seem to be working properly. Maybe it is shutting off intermittently, making strange noises or not cooling your home at all. Although you know that you need to call an expert to inspect your unit, you might be tempted to ignore the problem and leave your AC running anyway. But, you need to be aware that doing so could put your entire home at risk. Here are some of the dangers of not getting your AC fixed.

Air Pollution
Typically a dirt air conditioner could be blowing all kinds of pollutants and allergens into your home and posing a significant health risk. You need to remember the fact that low indoor air quality exposes you and your entire family to high concentrations of harmful chemicals. This exposure could damage your respiratory system and cause other illness, especially in young children. In fact, a faulty AC unit is much safer when it is off than when it is left running.

Increased Utility Bills
Today, a majority of homeowners in O’Fallon and the surrounding areas are more concerned about how they can make their home more energy-efficient due to the rising cost of energy. The U.S. Department of Energy says that heating and cooling accounts for approximately 48 percent of your home’s energy bills. Things might get worse if your AC unit is forced to overwork to achieve the desired results. In fact, the leading cause of fluctuating energy bills in homes is the loss of efficiency of your air conditioner brought about by various defects in your AC system.

A malfunctioning air conditioner could also be a significant fire hazard in your home. If you notice that your air conditioning unit stops and starts frequently, then the problem could be an electrical failure. If you ignore this problem will overburden your compressor and cause other obstructions in the system which can lead to complete system failure and fires. An overlooked wiring problem inside your AC unit could also make your compressor to overheat resulting in an early death of your AC unit. Make sure that you contact an AC repair expert every time you notice a slight problem with your unit so that the problem can be inspected and repaired.

Experience the Hoff Difference in Your Home

Hoff Heating & AC, Inc is the leading heating and cooling company in O’Fallon and the surrounding areas. We have a team of qualified and experienced HVAC technicians who will diagnose, maintain, and repair your home’s air conditioner, heat pump, and furnace. Call us today for high-quality heating and cooling services.