The temperatures are on their way up in Cedar Rapids 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 watch 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 right 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 might 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 a problem. First, try to replace your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the professionals at Ilten's Incorporated.
- Odd sounds/clinking – Abnormal sounds coming from your air conditioner is probably not a good thing. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s putting out 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 due to wear and tear
When it’s running effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically operates. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when on. This will be helpful and provide you with an understanding of what is appropriate behavior from your air conditioning system.
Routine maintenance also helps reveal problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Schedule an appointment with Ilten's Incorporated this spring to proactively ensure 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 appropriate repairs. When it is hot out you don’t want to have your indoor comfort compromised as a result of a broken air conditioner. If you see any signs that your air conditioner needs repair, give Ilten's Incorporated a call at 319-208-3295 to set up an appointment.