AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Excelsior Springs, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to keep comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be in need of AC repair.

We have three warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the experts from Colvin's Heating and Cooling to administer air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most notable signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair. The key thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and establish that it’s set to “auto” rather than “on”. If it’s set to “on” your AC will constantly blow air even if it’s not currently being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to get to the temperature set on your thermostat, that signals that it’s time to call and get it checked out.
  • Decreased air flow – This concern isn’t as obvious as the previous, but if you think 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 in a while, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as simple as a dirty air filter. If that’s not the case and you’re still experiencing problems, you’ll want to call the professionals at Colvin's Heating and Cooling.
  • Strange sounds – Bizarre noises coming from your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any banging 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 are cabapble of becoming loose through wear and tear and will have to be corrected by a professional.

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

Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to determine any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Colvin's Heating and Cooling, now is the perfect time.

If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Colvin's Heating and Cooling a call at 816-379-3918.