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AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The temperatures are going up in Anchorage and so are the chances that you’ll be turning on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. Greater usage also means there is a greater chance for the need of AC repair.

Here are some tips on what to be on the lookout for and signs that you could need to call in a professional 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 correctly 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 could 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 you’re used to, there might be a problem. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the professionals at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services.
  • Odd sounds/clinking – Strange sounds coming from your air conditioner is probably not a good thing. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s putting out 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 functioning effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically sounds. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when running. This will be helpful and offer an understanding of what is appropriate behavior from your air conditioning system.

Scheduled maintenance also helps identify problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Schedule an appointment with Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services this spring to proactively make sure your air conditioner is ready to go.  

Before it gets too warm, test out your air conditioner to see how it runs so you can make any appropriate 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 Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services a call at 907-202-9798 to set up an appointment.