AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Monroe, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to keep comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be in need of AC repair.

We have some warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s time to call in the experienced technicians from Lanz Furnace and Fireplace to administer air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most noticeable proof that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The first 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 constantly blow air even if it’s not immediately being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to achieve 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 feel 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 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 Lanz Furnace and Fireplace.
  • Strange sounds – Peculiar noises coming 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 cure 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 aware of how your air conditioner sounds and works when it’s running well. This will make it easier to catch when things aren’t running properly.

Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to determine any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Lanz Furnace and Fireplace, now is an excellent time.

If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Lanz Furnace and Fireplace a call at 608-291-3606.