AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Colfax, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the greater the chance you’ll be require AC repair. We have some warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the professionals from Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning to administer air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is possibly one of the most noticeable signs that your air conditioner is in need of 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 presently being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to achieve 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 think the air coming from your vents isn’t flowing as strongly as it had previously, there could be a problem. If you haven’t changed your air filter recently, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as straightforward 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 Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning. 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, putting on headphones so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to solve the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner can become 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 notice when things aren’t running properly. Keeping up with annual maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning, now is the ideal time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 509-397-3622. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.