The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Elk River, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be in need of AC repair.
We have a few warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the professionals from Home Comfort Heating & Air to arrange air conditioner service.
- Air from vents isn’t cold – This is possibly one of the most noticeable signs that your air conditioner requires repair. The initial 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 constantly blow air even if it’s not presently 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 issue isn’t as obvious as the previous, but if you think 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 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 issues, you’ll want to call the professionals at Home Comfort Heating & Air.
- Strange sounds – Weird noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a positive 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 solve the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner have been known to come loose through wear and tear and will have to be fixed by a professional.
Try to be aware 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 determine any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Home Comfort Heating & Air, now is the perfect time.
If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Home Comfort Heating & Air a call at 763-276-0617.