AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Hamilton, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the more likely 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 experienced technicians from Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC to provide air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is possibly one of the most prominent 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 concern isn’t as obvious 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 in a while, 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 problems, you’ll want to call the professionals at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC.
  • Strange sounds – Peculiar noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a positive sign. If you hear any clanking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, turning your TV up so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to fix 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 notice when things aren’t running correctly.

Keeping up with annual maintenance is another way to determine any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC, now is an excellent time.

If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call at 513-268-5164.