AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015The temperatures are rising in Elmhurst and so are the chances that you’ll be running your air conditioner to stay comfortable. Greater usage also means there is a greater chance for the need of AC repair. Here are a couple tips on what to watch for and signs that you may need to call in an expert to take a look at your air conditioner. Air isn’t getting cold – Potentially one of the most obvious signs that your air conditioner isn’t working right is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t noticing 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 could 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 may be something wrong. First, try to change your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the experts at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc.. Odd sounds/clinking – Weird sounds coming from your air conditioner is probably not a good sign. 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 after years of wear and tear When it’s running effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically runs. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when running. This will be helpful and give you an understanding of what is appropriate behavior from your air conditioning system. Routine maintenance also helps identify problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Schedule an appointment with Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. this spring to proactively ensure your air conditioner is ready to go. Before it gets too warm, test out your air conditioner to see how it operates 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 Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 630-833-1100 to set up an appointment or schedule it online with the online scheduler.