AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Laurel, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be have to depend upon AC repair.

We have some warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the experts from H&C Heating and Cooling to provide air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most notable indications that your air conditioner requires repair. The key thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and confirm 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 immediately being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to get to the temperature set on your thermostat, that signals that it’s time to call and get it checked out.
  • Decreased air flow – This concern isn’t as easy to spot as the previous, but if you suspect the air coming from your vents isn’t flowing as strongly as it had previously, there could be a problem. If you haven’t changed your air filter for some time, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as straightforward as a dirty air filter. If that’s not the case and you’re still experiencing issues, you’ll want to call the professionals at H&C Heating and Cooling.
  • Strange sounds – Peculiar noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any banging or rattling coming from your air conditioner, cranking the volume on your TV 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 fixed by a professional.

Try to be mindful of how your air conditioner sounds and functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to catch when things aren’t running correctly.

Keeping up with annual maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with H&C Heating and Cooling, now is the perfect time.

If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give H&C Heating and Cooling a call at 301-960-3247.