AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Zelienople, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you rely 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 helpful hints to let you know when it’s time to call in the experienced technicians from Knoechel Heating Company to administer air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely 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 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 problem isn’t as apparent 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 for some time, 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 Knoechel Heating Company. Strange sounds – Peculiar noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any clanking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, turning your TV up so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to cure the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner have been known to come loose through wear and tear and will have to be repaired 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 identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Knoechel Heating Company, now is the ideal time. If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Knoechel Heating Company a call at 724-452-6280. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.