AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Carlsbad, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be in need of AC repair. We have three warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the experienced technicians from Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services to administer air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most prominent proof that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The initial thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and establish 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 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 obvious as the previous, but if you suspect 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 in a while, 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 Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services. Strange sounds – Peculiar noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, turning your TV up so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to fix the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner have been known to come loose through wear and tear and will have to be fixed 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 catch when things aren’t running smoothly. Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services, now is an excellent time. If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 575-887-7777. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.