AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Williamsport, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the greater the chance you’ll be have to depend upon AC repair.

We have three warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s time to call in the experts from Lycoming Heating Company to administer air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most noticeable proof that your air conditioner is in need of repair. The first thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and ensure that it’s set to “auto” rather than “on”. If it’s set to “on” your AC will steadily 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 is a sign 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 a problem. If you haven’t changed your air filter recently, 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 Lycoming Heating Company.
  • Strange sounds – Weird noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, cranking the volume on your TV so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to cure the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner can become loose through wear and tear and will have to be corrected by a professional.

Try to be aware 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 regular 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 Lycoming Heating Company, now is an excellent time.

If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Lycoming Heating Company a call at 570-244-2510.