AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

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The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Lake Forest, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to keep comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be in need of AC repair.

We have a few warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the professionals from 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to arrange air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most prominent signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair. The initial 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 continually blow air even if it’s not immediately being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to achieve 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 suspect 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 troubles, you’ll want to call the professionals at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc..
  • Strange sounds – Peculiar noises coming from your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clanking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, turning your TV up so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to solve 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 aware 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 correctly.

Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to determine any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., now is the ideal time.

If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 949-204-0859.

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