AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Tampa Bay, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you depend 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 advice to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the experts from Langford Cooling to provide air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most notable signs that your air conditioner has the need for 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 continually blow air even if it’s not presently 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 apparent 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 an issue. 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 Langford Cooling. 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, cranking the volume on your TV so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to cure the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner are cabapble of becoming loose through wear and tear and will have to be repaired by a professional. Try to be mindful of how your air conditioner sounds and works when it’s running well. This will make it easier to catch when things aren’t running correctly. 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 Langford Cooling, now is an excellent time. If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Langford Cooling a call at 813-898-9553. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.