AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in the Main Line, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be require AC repair. We have some warning signs to look out for and some helpful hints to let you know when it’s time to call in the experienced technicians from O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning to provide air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most prominent indications that your air conditioner is in need of 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 immediately 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 apparent 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 an issue. If you haven’t changed your air filter recently, 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 issues, you’ll want to call the professionals at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning. Strange sounds – Bizarre noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clinking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, turning your TV up so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to solve 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 mindful 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 scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning, now is the ideal time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.