AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The temperatures are going up in Scottsboro 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 couple tips on what to watch for and signs that you may need to call in an expert to take a look at your air conditioner.

  • Air isn’t getting cold – Potentially one of the most recognizable signs that your air conditioner isn’t running 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 might 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 an issue. First, try to replace your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the professionals at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc..
  • Odd sounds/clinking – Weird sounds coming from your air conditioner is likely not a good sign. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s producing 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 as a result 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 working. This will be helpful and offer an understanding of what is normal behavior from your air conditioning system.

Regular maintenance also helps reveal problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Arrange an appointment with Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. this spring to proactively ensure your air conditioner is ready to go.  

Before it gets too warm, test out your air conditioner to see how it works 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. a call at 256-574-1300 to set up an appointment.