AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Hattiesburg, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be have to depend upon 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 experts from Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning to administer air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most noticeable indications that your air conditioner requires repair. The key 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 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 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 apparent 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 an issue. 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 problems, you’ll want to call the professionals at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning.
  • 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 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 works when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running correctly.

Keeping up with yearly maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning, now is the ideal time.

If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-292-9763.