The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Chelan and Wenatchee, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to keep comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be in need of AC repair.
We have some warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the experienced technicians from Lakeside Heating & Air to arrange air conditioner service.
- Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most noticeable signs that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The first thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and establish that it’s set to “auto” rather than “on”. If it’s set to “on” your AC will constantly 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 issue isn’t as easy to spot 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 a concern. If you haven’t changed your air filter in a while, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as uncomplicated 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 Lakeside Heating & Air.
- Strange sounds – Weird noises coming from your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, cranking the volume on your TV so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to solve the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner have been known to come loose through wear and tear and will have to be fixed by a professional.
Try to be cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and works when it’s running well. This will make it easier to notice when things aren’t running smoothly.
Keeping up with annual maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Lakeside Heating & Air, now is an excellent time.
If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Lakeside Heating & Air a call at 509-284-4265.