AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The temperatures are going up in Lincoln and so are the chances that you’ll be running your air conditioner to stay comfortable. More usage also means there is a greater chance for the need of AC repair.

Here are some tips on what to watch for and signs that you may need to call in a professional to take a look at your air conditioner.

  • Air isn’t getting cold – Possibly one of the most recognizable signs that your air conditioner isn’t running properly is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t seeing 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 you’re used to, there may be an issue. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the professionals at AW Heating & Air Conditioning.
  • Odd sounds/clinking – Strange sounds coming from your air conditioner is more than likely not a good thing. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s making 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 runs. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when on. This will be helpful and offer an understanding of what is typical behavior from your air conditioning system.

Regular maintenance also helps reveal issues before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with AW Heating & Air Conditioning 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 works so you can make any necessary repairs. When it is hot out you don’t want to have your indoor comfort in limbo as a result of a broken air conditioner. If you see any signs that your air conditioner needs repair, give AW Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 402-318-5351 to set up an appointment.