The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in the Bay Area, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the chance you’ll be in need of 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 experienced technicians from Contra Costa Heating & AC to provide air conditioner service.
- Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most noticeable indications that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The key 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 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 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 straightforward 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 Contra Costa Heating & AC.
- Strange sounds – Weird noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clanking 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 are cabapble of becoming loose through wear and tear and will have to be corrected by a professional.
Try to be mindful 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 smoothly.
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 Contra Costa Heating & AC, now is the perfect time.
If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Contra Costa Heating & AC a call at 510-343-9841.