AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in the Rio Grande Valley, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be in need of AC repair.

We have some warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the experienced technicians from Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. to administer air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most notable indications that your air conditioner requires repair. The first thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and confirm 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 currently 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 an indication 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 feel 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 simple 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C..
  • Strange sounds – Weird noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a positive sign. If you hear any banging 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 mindful of how your air conditioner sounds and operates when it’s running well. This will make it easier to catch when things aren’t running smoothly.

Keeping up with yearly maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., now is the ideal time.

If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. a call at 956-381-1162.