AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Colorado Springs, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be require AC repair. We have a few warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the experts from Mitchell Heating to arrange air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most prominent signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair. The first 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 continually blow air even if it’s not immediately 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 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 recently, 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 Mitchell Heating. Strange sounds – Peculiar noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any banging or rattling coming from your air conditioner, turning your TV up 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 fixed by a professional. Try to be mindful 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 identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Mitchell Heating, now is the ideal time. If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Mitchell Heating a call at 719-596-6677. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.