The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Pella, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be have to depend upon AC repair.
We have a few warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the experts from Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating to arrange air conditioner service.
- Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most notable proof that your air conditioner is in need of repair. The first 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 presently being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to reach the temperature set on your thermostat, that is a sign that it’s time to call and get it checked out.
- Decreased air flow – This problem isn’t as apparent as the previous, but if you think the air coming from your vents isn’t flowing as strongly as it had previously, there could be an issue. If you haven’t changed your air filter recently, 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 problems, you’ll want to call the professionals at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating.
- Strange sounds – Peculiar noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, turning your TV up so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to solve the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner can become loose through wear and tear and will have to be corrected by a professional.
Try to be cognizant 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 correctly.
Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating, now is the ideal time.
If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621.