AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Opelika, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be have to depend upon AC repair. We have three warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the experienced technicians from Farnell Mechanical, Inc. to provide air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most noticeable indications that your air conditioner requires repair. The initial 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 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 an indication that it’s time to call and get it checked out. Decreased air flow – This concern isn’t as obvious as the previous, but if you think 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 simple 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc.. Strange sounds – Weird noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a welcome 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 fix 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 operates when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running smoothly. Keeping up with yearly 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc., now is the perfect time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.