AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Excelsior Springs, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be require AC repair. We have three warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s time to call in the experts from Colvin's Inc to arrange air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most notable signs that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The first 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 constantly blow air even if it’s not immediately 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 easy to spot as the previous, but if you feel the air coming from your vents isn’t flowing as strongly as it had previously, there could be an issue. 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 Colvin's Inc. Strange sounds – Weird noises coming from your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, turning your TV up so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to solve the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner are cabapble of becoming 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 operates when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot 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 Colvin's Inc, now is the ideal time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Colvin's Inc a call at 816-630-2702. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.