AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed

April 27, 2015

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

We have a few warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s time to call in the professionals from Precision Mechanical to provide air conditioner service.

  • Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most prominent indications that your air conditioner requires repair. The key 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 get to 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 suspect 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 Precision Mechanical.
  • Strange sounds – Peculiar noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, putting on headphones so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to fix 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 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 correctly.

Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Precision Mechanical, now is an excellent time.

If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Precision Mechanical a call at 605-206-2564.