AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The temperatures are going up in McMurray and so are the chances that you’ll be running your air conditioner to stay comfortable. Greater usage 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 may need to call in a professional to take a look at your air conditioner.

  • Air isn’t getting cold – Perhaps one of the most recognizable signs that your air conditioner isn’t working right is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t feeling 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 swap out your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the experts at Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.
  • 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 making 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 operates. 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 highlight problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing 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 proper 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 Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing a call at 724-370-0141 to set up an appointment.