AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Midlothian, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be have to depend upon AC repair. We have some warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the experienced technicians from Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. to administer air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most notable signs that your air conditioner has the need for 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 is a sign that it’s time to call and get it checked out. Decreased air flow – This issue 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 simple as a dirty air filter. If that’s not the case and you’re still experiencing issues, you’ll want to call the professionals at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp.. Strange sounds – Weird noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a good 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 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 repaired by a professional. Try to be cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and operates when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot 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 made your your annual maintenance appointment with Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp., now is an excellent time. If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. a call at 804-379-1155. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.