AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Portland Metro, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the chance you’ll be in need of AC repair. We have some warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s time to call in the experts from Central Air Inc to provide air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most prominent 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 steadily 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 easy to spot 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 concern. If you haven’t changed your air filter for some time, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as straightforward 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 Central Air Inc. Strange sounds – Weird noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a welcome 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 fixed by a professional. Try to be cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running correctly. Keeping up with yearly maintenance is another way to determine any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with Central Air Inc, now is the perfect time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Central Air Inc a call at 503-656-1908. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.