Your air conditioning system has been acting up lately and you are wondering if a repair call is needed. Although everything is working, you have heard stories from friends about what happened to them and how it could have been avoided if they’d called for service sooner. Don’t let fear of the unknown keep you down, there are a few things you can check on your own before calling for AC repair in Austin. If a repair call is needed after that you can tell them what you’ve already done to help them diagnose your problem.

AC repair checklist:
• Check your air filter-they get dirty quickly and you may have forgotten to change it.
• Check your programmed thermostat settings-if you override pre-set programs they need to be rest.
• Check your outside compressor unit for obstructions like tall grass or weeds.
• Check your inside motor and blowers for any dirt or debris that may be clogging it.
• If you notice leaking or pooling of fluid near the bottom your condensate drain may need cleaning.
These are simple things you can check yourself before calling a repair company. If checking these things does not solve your problem then a repair call is in order. The key to maintaining your system in good working order is making repairs in a timely manner. Most problems can be fixed quickly if they’re gotten to right away.
Here are a few signs that it is necessary to call for AC Repair:

The system is running but is not blowing out cool air. It may be low on refrigerant and just need to be recharged or some of the moving parts may be clogged or dirty. Your system is not turning on at all. It may just need to be reset or recalibrated. Excessive noise or grinding sound-a little noise is to be expected on older systems but not loud noise, this is a sign of a problem. The blower bearings may be wearing out and need replaced after a few years of usage.

In any situation, it is best not to wait too long to call for service when you think it is needed. The old saying “better safe than sorry” is true in this case. It is better to call and get it fixed, even if it is a minor issue, than let it go and have your whole system break down.
One solution that may also help is preventative maintenance. Routine maintenance catches a lot of these smaller problems before they cause bigger ones. During these maintenance checks the technician will check refrigerant levels, your condensate drain and air filters so preventing problems goes a long way to avoiding unnecessary repair bills.
Call ABA Heating and Cooling for all of your home comfort needs. We do planned maintenance as well as emergency AC repair and replacement service.