According to meteorologists, Louisiana is the warmest state when summer decides to pay the U.S. a visit. In Shreveport, average high temperatures during the summer can reach a blistering 94°F—and that’s just the average, meaning temperatures can exceed that number.
Officially, summer hasn’t started yet, but that hasn’t stopped summer-like temperatures from beating down across the United States every now and then. Sadly, the mercury will only continue to climb from here on out until autumn.
Fortunately, city residents can beat the heat by cranking up their Shreveport air conditioning units. In fact, it almost seems like magic how the warm air disappears at the push of a button. Of course, this is all assuming that the air conditioning works.
Having to deal with summer temperatures without the aid of air conditioning can become unbearable. In fact, when the air conditioning suddenly malfunctioned in a government building in Albany, GA, they decided to shut down operations and head home for the day.
Contrary to popular belief, though, air conditioners do not “suddenly fail”. Units will always exhibit signs when they are about to fail; sometimes, though, the signs can be quite subtle. With that in mind, here are a few signs you should always be on the lookout for:
High Energy Bills
Most people ignore this sign because they think the high energy cost is linked with running the air conditioning system 24/7. More often than not, however, increasing energy bills means the air conditioner is overworked and nearing the end of the line. This is especially true if your usage patterns do not change, yet energy bills continue to increase.
Too Many Repairs
Frequent repairs are a glaring sign that your unit is hanging by a thread, especially if the unit is over eight years old (air conditioners typically have a 10-year lifespan). If this is already happening, you’re better off asking a trusted HVAC service like AccuTemp Cooling and Heating to help you find a replacement unit.
Leaking water due to condensation is a natural occurrence in air conditioners. What isn’t normal, though, is if the water is leaking from the filter or the ducts. This often means that ice is forming within the unit. Call a Shreveport AC repair service to see if they can fix this problem before the ice renders the unit completely useless.
(Source: Air conditioning problems leads to city offices closing; Fox 31 Albany; June 16, 2014)