AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in the Upper Rio Grande Valley, 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 some warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the experts from Cytech Heating & Cooling to provide 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 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 immediately being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to get to the temperature set on your thermostat, that signals that it’s time to call and get it checked out. Decreased air flow – This concern 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 in a while, 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling. 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, cranking the volume on your TV 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 annual maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with Cytech Heating & Cooling, now is the ideal time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Cytech Heating & Cooling a call at 956-630-3522. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.