AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Derby, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the chance 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 necessary to call in the professionals from Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning to provide air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most prominent signs 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 immediately being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to reach the temperature set on your thermostat, that signals that it’s time to call and get it checked out.
  • Decreased air flow – This problem 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 an issue. If you haven’t changed your air filter in a while, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as uncomplicated 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 Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning.
  • Strange sounds – Weird noises coming from your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clanking 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 functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to catch when things aren’t running properly.

Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning, now is the ideal time.

If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 203-772-8319.