AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Cedar Rapids, which means you’re going to be relying 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 tips to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the professionals from Ilten's Incorporated to administer air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most notable proof that your air conditioner requires 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 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 signals that it’s time to call and get it checked out. Decreased air flow – This problem isn’t as obvious 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 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 issues, you’ll want to call the professionals at Ilten's Incorporated. Strange sounds – Weird noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a positive sign. If you hear any banging 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 are cabapble of becoming loose through wear and tear and will have to be repaired by a professional. Try to be aware 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 properly. Keeping up with yearly maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Ilten's Incorporated, now is the perfect time. If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Ilten's Incorporated a call at 319-363-0283. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.