The temperatures are going up in Franklin Lakes and so are the chances that you’ll be running 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 be on the lookout 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 obvious signs that your air conditioner isn’t operating right is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t seeing 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 normal, there might be an issue. First, try to swap out your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the team at Total Comfort.
- Odd sounds/clinking – Weird sounds coming from your air conditioner is more than likely not a good thing. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s putting out 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 functioning effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically sounds. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when running. This will be helpful and provide you with an understanding of what is normal behavior from your air conditioning system.
Regular maintenance also helps reveal problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Schedule an appointment with Total Comfort this spring to proactively make sure your air conditioner is ready to go.
Before it gets too toasty, test out your air conditioner to see how it operates so you can make any appropriate repairs. When it is hot out you don’t want to have your indoor comfort in limbo as a result of a broken air conditioner. If you see any signs that your air conditioner needs repair, give Total Comfort a call at 201-268-5663 to set up an appointment.