The temperatures are rising in Libertyville and so are the chances that you’ll be running your air conditioner to stay comfortable. More 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 professional to take a look at your air conditioner.
- Air isn’t getting cold – Potentially one of the most obvious signs that your air conditioner isn’t operating correctly is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t noticing 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 normal, there may be a problem. First, try to replace your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the team at TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical.
- Odd sounds/clinking – Abnormal sounds coming from your air conditioner is likely not a good sign. 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 functioning effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically runs. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when running. This will be helpful and offer an understanding of what is appropriate behavior from your air conditioning system.
Regular maintenance also helps highlight issues before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical 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 in limbo as a result of a broken air conditioner. If you see any signs that your air conditioner needs repair, give TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical a call at 847-362-0262 to set up an appointment.