The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Erie, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be require 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc to arrange air conditioner service.
- Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most noticeable signs 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 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 issue isn’t as obvious 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 concern. If you haven’t changed your air filter recently, 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc.
- Strange sounds – Weird noises coming from your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any banging or rattling coming from your air conditioner, putting on headphones 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 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 catch when things aren’t running correctly.
Keeping up with annual maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Patterson & Stirling Inc, now is an excellent time.
If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-308-0416.