AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The temperatures are rising in Shelby and so are the chances that you’ll be running 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 might 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 properly is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t seeing 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 may be something wrong. First, try to replace your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the team at Hopper Heating and Air.
  • Odd sounds/clinking – Strange sounds coming from your air conditioner is probably not a good thing. 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 functioning 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 provide you with an understanding of what is appropriate behavior from your air conditioning system.

Scheduled maintenance also helps identify problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Arrange an appointment with Hopper Heating and Air this spring to proactively make sure 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 Hopper Heating and Air a call at 704-233-7363 to set up an appointment.