AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Aurora, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the more likely 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 necessary to call in the experienced technicians from Service Plus Mechanical to arrange air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most noticeable proof that your air conditioner requires 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 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 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 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 problems, you’ll want to call the professionals at Service Plus Mechanical. Strange sounds – Bizarre noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a positive sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, putting on headphones so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to cure 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 aware 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 properly. Keeping up with yearly maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Service Plus Mechanical, now is an excellent time. If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Service Plus Mechanical a call at 630-809-6319. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.