AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Utica, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to keep comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be require AC repair. We have a few warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s time to call in the professionals from Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. to arrange air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most notable 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 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 currently being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to achieve 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 obvious 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 recently, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as uncomplicated 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 Main Heating & Cooling, Inc.. Strange sounds – Weird noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a positive sign. If you hear any banging 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 have been known to come 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 catch when things aren’t running properly. Keeping up with yearly 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 Main Heating & Cooling, Inc., now is an excellent time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.