AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The temperatures are on their way up in Ellsworth and so are the chances that you’ll be turning 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 look for and signs that you may need to call in an expert to take a look at your air conditioner.

  • Air isn’t getting cold – Potentially one of the most obvious 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 might 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 might be something wrong. First, try to replace your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the team at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC.
  • Odd sounds/clinking – Strange sounds coming from your air conditioner is more than likely not a good sign. 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 after years 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 give you an understanding of what is typical behavior from your air conditioning system.

Regular maintenance also helps reveal problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Arrange an appointment with Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC this spring to proactively make sure your air conditioner is ready to go.  

Before it gets too toasty, 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 compromised as a result of a broken air conditioner. If you see any signs that your air conditioner needs repair, give Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC a call at 715-318-6728 to set up an appointment.