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AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Carpentersville, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be require AC repair.

We have some warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the professionals from Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc to arrange air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most prominent signs that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The initial thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and confirm that it’s set to “auto” rather than “on”. If it’s set to “on” your AC will continually blow air even if it’s not currently being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to reach the temperature set on your thermostat, that signals that it’s time to call and get it checked out.
  • Decreased air flow – This concern isn’t as obvious as the previous, but if you feel the air coming from your vents isn’t flowing as strongly as it had previously, there could be a concern. If you haven’t changed your air filter for some time, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as straightforward as a dirty air filter. If that’s not the case and you’re still experiencing issues, you’ll want to call the professionals at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc.
  • Strange sounds – Weird noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, putting on headphones so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to fix the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner have been known to come loose through wear and tear and will have to be corrected by a professional.

Try to be mindful of how your air conditioner sounds and functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to catch when things aren’t running properly.

Keeping up with annual maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc, now is an excellent time.

If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-412-8308.