The temperatures are on their way up in Lexington 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 a couple tips on what to look 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 noticeable signs that your air conditioner isn’t operating 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 usual, there may be a problem. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the professionals at James Heating & A/C, Inc.
- Odd sounds/clinking – Strange sounds coming from your air conditioner is more than likely not a good signal. 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 running effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically sounds. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when on. This will be helpful and provide you with an understanding of what is appropriate behavior from your air conditioning system.
Routine maintenance also helps identify issues before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Schedule an appointment with James Heating & A/C, Inc this spring to proactively make certain 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 necessary 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 James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 to set up an appointment.