The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Des Moines, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be require AC repair.
We have a few warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s time to call in the professionals from Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling to arrange air conditioner service.
- Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most prominent indications that your air conditioner has the need for 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 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 achieve the temperature set on your thermostat, that signals that it’s time to call and get it checked out.
- Decreased air flow – This concern 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 simple as a dirty air filter. If that’s not the case and you’re still experiencing troubles, you’ll want to call the professionals at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling.
- Strange sounds – Bizarre noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any clanking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, putting on headphones so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to fix the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner can become loose through wear and tear and will have to be fixed by a professional.
Try to be mindful of how your air conditioner sounds and functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running correctly.
Keeping up with annual maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, now is the perfect time.
If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call at 515-207-6569.