AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The temperatures are on their way up in Keokuk and so are the chances that you’ll be turning on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. More 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 a pro to take a look at your air conditioner.

  • Air isn’t getting cold – Possibly 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 normal, there might be an issue. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the experts at WM J Kraus & Son.
  • Odd sounds/clinking – Weird sounds coming from your air conditioner is probably not a good signal. 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 working effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically runs. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when on. This will be helpful and offer an understanding of what is typical behavior from your air conditioning system.

Routine maintenance also helps identify headaches before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Schedule an appointment with WM J Kraus & Son this spring to proactively make certain your air conditioner is ready to go.  

Before it gets too toasty, test out your air conditioner to see how it works so you can make any necessary 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 WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-229-2318 to set up an appointment.