The temperatures are rising in Cottonwood 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 couple tips on what to be on the lookout for and signs that you may need to call in a pro to take a look at your air conditioner.
- Air isn’t getting cold – Perhaps one of the most noticeable 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 feeling 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 usual, there may be something wrong. First, try to replace your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the professionals at Connolly Electric & Mechanical.
- Odd sounds/clinking – Weird sounds coming from your air conditioner is probably not a good signal. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s producing 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 on. This will be helpful and give you an understanding of what is appropriate behavior from your air conditioning system.
Scheduled maintenance also helps reveal problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with Connolly Electric & Mechanical this spring to proactively make sure your air conditioner is ready to go.
Before it gets too warm, test out your air conditioner to see how it operates so you can make any necessary 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 Connolly Electric & Mechanical a call at 928-639-4251 to set up an appointment.