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AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Libertyville, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be have to depend upon AC repair.

We have some warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the professionals from Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical to administer air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most prominent signs that your air conditioner requires repair. The first thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and ensure that it’s set to “auto” rather than “on”. If it’s set to “on” your AC will steadily blow air even if it’s not immediately 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 an indication 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 problem. 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 Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical.
  • Strange sounds – Weird noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any banging 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 functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to notice when things aren’t running properly.

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 Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, now is the perfect time.

If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical a call at 847-362-0262.

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