The temperatures are on their way up in Beckley and Mount Hope and so are the chances that you’ll be running your air conditioner to stay comfortable. An increase in use also means there is a greater chance for the need of AC repair.
Here are a few tips on what to be on the lookout for and signs that you could need to call in a pro to take a look at your air conditioner.
- Air isn’t getting cold – Perhaps one of the most obvious signs that your air conditioner isn’t working correctly is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t noticing 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 a problem. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the experts at Appalachian Heating.
- Odd sounds/clinking – Weird sounds coming from your air conditioner is more than likely not a good thing. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s producing 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 functioning 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 give you an understanding of what is normal behavior from your air conditioning system.
Routine maintenance also helps reveal headaches before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with Appalachian Heating this spring to proactively ensure your air conditioner is ready to go.
Before it gets too hot, 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 Appalachian Heating a call at 304-707-0600 to set up an appointment.