The temperatures are on their way up in West Jefferson and so are the chances that you’ll be flipping on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. Greater usage also means there is a greater chance for the need of AC repair.
Here are a few tips on what to look for and signs that you might need to call in a professional to take a look at your air conditioner.
- Air isn’t getting cold – Possibly one of the most obvious signs that your air conditioner isn’t working right is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t feeling the results in your home, it’s a good indication that you’ll need someone to check it out. Keep in mind if it’s an extremely hot day, it may take longer for your home to cool down.
- Decrease in airflow – If the air coming out of your vents doesn’t seem to be coming out as fast or strong as normal, there might be an issue. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the experts at West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc..
- Odd sounds/clinking – Weird sounds coming from your air conditioner is probably not a good sign. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s putting out any unusual sounds such as clanking, buzzing or rattling. There are a lot of moving parts inside your air conditioner, which can become loose or damaged as a result of wear and tear
When it’s working effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically operates. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when running. This will be helpful and give you an understanding of what is typical behavior from your air conditioning system.
Regular maintenance also helps highlight issues before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. this spring to proactively make sure your air conditioner is ready to go.
Before it gets too warm, test out your air conditioner to see how it operates so you can make any appropriate repairs. When it is hot out you don’t want to have your indoor comfort tested as a result of a broken air conditioner. If you see any signs that your air conditioner needs repair, give West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. a call at 614-879-9091 to set up an appointment.