AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The temperatures are rising in Buellton 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 be on the lookout for and signs that you might need to call in a pro 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 operating correctly 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 could be something wrong. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the experts at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning.
  • Odd sounds/clinking – Abnormal sounds coming from your air conditioner is more than likely not a good thing. 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 due to wear and tear

When it’s running 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 provide you with an understanding of what is normal behavior from your air conditioning system.

Regular maintenance also helps reveal headaches before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Schedule an appointment with Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning 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 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 805-242-9638 to set up an appointment.