AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015The temperatures are going up in the Main Line and so are the chances that you’ll be flipping on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. An increase in use also means there is a greater chance for the need of AC repair. Here are a few tips on what to look for and signs that you might need to call in a professional to take a look at your air conditioner. Air isn’t getting cold – Possibly one of the most noticeable signs that your air conditioner isn’t operating properly is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t feeling the results in your home, it’s a good indication that you’ll need someone to check it out. Keep in mind if it’s an extremely hot day, it may take longer for your home to cool down. Decrease in airflow – If the air coming out of your vents doesn’t seem to be coming out as fast or strong as you’re used to, there could be an issue. First, try to replace your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning. Odd sounds/clinking – Strange sounds coming from your air conditioner is likely not a good signal. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s making any unusual sounds such as clanking, buzzing or rattling. There are a lot of moving parts inside your air conditioner, which can become loose or damaged due to wear and tear When it’s working effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically runs. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when on. This will be helpful and provide you with an understanding of what is typical behavior from your air conditioning system. Scheduled maintenance also helps reveal issues before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning this spring to proactively make certain your air conditioner is ready to go. Before it gets too toasty, test out your air conditioner to see how it runs so you can make any necessary repairs. When it is hot out you don’t want to have your indoor comfort tested as a result of a broken air conditioner. If you see any signs that your air conditioner needs repair, give O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540 to set up an appointment or schedule it online with the online scheduler.