AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

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The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in New Castle, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be require AC repair.

We have three warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s time to call in the experienced technicians from Central Heating & Plumbing to provide air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is possibly one of the most noticeable proof that your air conditioner is in need of repair. The first thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and ensure that it’s set to “auto” rather than “on”. If it’s set to “on” your AC will steadily blow air even if it’s not currently being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to reach the temperature set on your thermostat, that is an indication that it’s time to call and get it checked out.
  • Decreased air flow – This issue 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 a problem. If you haven’t changed your air filter for some time, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as straightforward as a dirty air filter. If that’s not the case and you’re still experiencing issues, you’ll want to call the professionals at Central Heating & Plumbing.
  • Strange sounds – Bizarre noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, cranking the volume on your TV so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to fix the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner have been known to come loose through wear and tear and will have to be repaired by a professional.

Try to be cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and works when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running smoothly.

Keeping up with yearly maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Central Heating & Plumbing, now is the perfect time.

If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Central Heating & Plumbing a call at 724-658-7111.

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