The temperatures are on their way up in Mechanicsville 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 few tips on what to watch 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 – Potentially one of the most recognizable signs that your air conditioner isn’t running right 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 could be something wrong. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the team at M & S Heating & Air LLC.
- Odd sounds/clinking – Weird sounds coming from your air conditioner is 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 as a result 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 working. This will be helpful and provide you with an understanding of what is appropriate behavior from your air conditioning system.
Routine maintenance also helps highlight issues before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with M & S Heating & Air LLC this spring to proactively make sure 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 appropriate repairs. When it is hot out you don’t want to have your indoor comfort in limbo as a result of a broken air conditioner. If you see any signs that your air conditioner needs repair, give M & S Heating & Air LLC a call at 301-363-4699 to set up an appointment.