The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Crystal and Twin Cities, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the greater the chance you’ll be in need of AC repair.
We have a few warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the professionals from GV Heating & Air to arrange air conditioner service.
- Air from vents isn’t cold – This is possibly one of the most prominent indications that your air conditioner is in need of repair. The initial thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and confirm 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 concern isn’t as apparent as the previous, but if you suspect the air coming from your vents isn’t flowing as strongly as it had previously, there could be a concern. If you haven’t changed your air filter for some time, 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 troubles, you’ll want to call the professionals at GV Heating & Air.
- Strange sounds – Weird 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 can become loose through wear and tear and will have to be corrected by a professional.
Try to be aware 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 regular maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with GV Heating & Air, now is an excellent time.
If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give GV Heating & Air a call at 763-535-2000.