AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Franklin, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the chance you’ll be require AC repair.

We have three warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the experts from Winters Heating and Cooling to arrange 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 initial 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 steadily 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 signals that it’s time to call and get it checked out.
  • Decreased air flow – This concern isn’t as apparent 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 an issue. 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 Winters Heating and Cooling.
  • Strange sounds – Weird noises coming from your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, cranking the volume on your TV so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to fix the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner are cabapble of becoming loose through wear and tear and will have to be fixed by a professional.

Try to be cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to notice 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 Winters Heating and Cooling, now is the ideal time.

If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Winters Heating and Cooling a call at 317-406-5783.