AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Montoursville, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to keep comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be have to depend upon AC repair.

We have some warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s time to call in the experts from Airmen HVAC Service to provide air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most noticeable signs that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The first thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and ensure that it’s set to “auto” rather than “on”. If it’s set to “on” your AC will continually blow air even if it’s not currently being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to reach the temperature set on your thermostat, that is an indication that it’s time to call and get it checked out.
  • Decreased air flow – This issue isn’t as obvious as the previous, but if you feel the air coming from your vents isn’t flowing as strongly as it had previously, there could be a concern. If you haven’t changed your air filter recently, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as uncomplicated as a dirty air filter. If that’s not the case and you’re still experiencing troubles, you’ll want to call the professionals at Airmen HVAC Service.
  • Strange sounds – Bizarre noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, turning your TV up so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to cure the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner can become loose through wear and tear and will have to be corrected by a professional.

Try to be cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and operates when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running properly.

Keeping up with yearly maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Airmen HVAC Service, now is the ideal time.

If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Airmen HVAC Service a call at 570-322-3131.