AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The temperatures are going up in Kearney and so are the chances that you’ll be flipping on 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 some tips on what to watch for and signs that you could need to call in an expert 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 operating 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 could 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 usual, there could be something wrong. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the professionals at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning.
  • Odd sounds/clinking – Weird sounds coming from your air conditioner is more than likely 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 after years of wear and tear

When it’s running effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically sounds. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when working. This will be helpful and provide you with an understanding of what is appropriate behavior from your air conditioning system.

Regular maintenance also helps identify problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning this spring to proactively ensure your air conditioner is ready to go.  

Before it gets too toasty, test out your air conditioner to see how it runs 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 Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-624-3485 to set up an appointment.