AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015The temperatures are on their way up in Keokuk and so are the chances that you’ll be flipping 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 look for and signs that you may need to call in a professional to take a look at your air conditioner. Air isn’t getting cold – Perhaps one of the most obvious 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 normal, 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 WM J Kraus & Son. Odd sounds/clinking – Strange sounds coming from your air conditioner is more than likely not a good signal. 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 working effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically operates. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when on. This will be helpful and give you an understanding of what is normal behavior from your air conditioning system. Routine maintenance also helps identify headaches before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with WM J Kraus & Son 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 runs so you can make any proper 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 WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-524-3714 to set up an appointment or schedule it online with the online scheduler.