AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Plainfield, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the chance you’ll be in need of AC repair. We have three warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s time to call in the professionals from PWA Heating & Cooling Inc to arrange air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most noticeable indications that your air conditioner requires 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 steadily blow air even if it’s not currently 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 a sign that it’s time to call and get it checked out. Decreased air flow – This concern isn’t as obvious 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 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 troubles, you’ll want to call the professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. Strange sounds – Bizarre noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a positive sign. If you hear any clanking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, cranking the volume on your TV 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 cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to notice when things aren’t running smoothly. Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to determine any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with PWA Heating & Cooling Inc, now is the perfect time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-768-6656. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.