AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Charlottesville, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be in need of AC repair. We have some warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the experts from Beck Cohen to administer air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most noticeable proof that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The key 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 presently being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to reach the temperature set on your thermostat, that signals 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 Beck Cohen. Strange sounds – Bizarre noises coming from 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 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 aware of how your air conditioner sounds and functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running properly. Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with Beck Cohen, now is the ideal time. If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Beck Cohen a call at 434-296-0129. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.