The temperatures are going up in Lafayette 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 a few 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 properly is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t noticing 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 may 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 could be something wrong. First, try to replace your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the experts at AC Sales.
- Odd sounds/clinking – Strange sounds coming from your air conditioner is likely not a good sign. 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 functioning effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically runs. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when running. This will be helpful and give you an understanding of what is typical behavior from your air conditioning system.
Regular maintenance also helps identify issues before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Schedule an appointment with AC Sales 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 appropriate 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 AC Sales a call at (337) 234-2345 to set up an appointment.