AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

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The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Lexington, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be have to depend upon AC repair.

We have some warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the professionals from Kelley Mechanical to administer air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most noticeable signs 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 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 think 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 in a while, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as uncomplicated 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 Kelley Mechanical.
  • Strange sounds – Peculiar noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clanking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, turning your TV up so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to cure 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 cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to notice when things aren’t running properly.

Keeping up with annual maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Kelley Mechanical, now is the perfect time.

If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Kelley Mechanical a call at 859-209-3003.

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