AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015The temperatures are on their way up in Bakersfield and so are the chances that you’ll be turning on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. More usage also means there is a greater chance for the need of AC repair. Here are a few 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 noticeable signs that your air conditioner isn’t running right is if the air coming out is warm. If you’ve adjusted the thermostat and aren’t feeling 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 may be an issue. First, try to replace your air filter and if you already have, it’s time to call in the team at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing. Odd sounds/clinking – Abnormal sounds coming from your air conditioner is likely not a good sign. Listen to your air conditioner to hear if it’s producing 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 due to wear and tear When it’s running effectively, try and pay attention to how your air conditioner typically sounds. Observe the airflow and how it sounds when working. This will be helpful and offer an understanding of what is typical behavior from your air conditioning system. Regular maintenance also helps identify problems before your air conditioner is out-of-service. Set up an appointment with Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing this spring to proactively ensure 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 proper 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 Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 661-437-3499 to set up an appointment or schedule it online with the online scheduler.