AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Lexington, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the chance you’ll be in need of AC repair. We have a few warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the experienced technicians from James Heating & A/C, Inc to arrange air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is possibly one of the most prominent indications that your air conditioner is in need of 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 steadily 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 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 feel the air coming from your vents isn’t flowing as strongly as it had previously, there could be a concern. If you haven’t changed your air filter in a while, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as simple as a dirty air filter. If that’s not the case and you’re still experiencing problems, you’ll want to call the professionals at James Heating & A/C, Inc. Strange sounds – Bizarre noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clanking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, putting on headphones so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to fix 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 mindful of how your air conditioner sounds and works when it’s running well. This will make it easier to catch when things aren’t running properly. Keeping up with yearly 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 James Heating & A/C, Inc, now is the ideal time. If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.