AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Longview, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to keep comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be require AC repair. We have some warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the experts from Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. to provide air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is possibly one of the most noticeable indications that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The initial 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 presently being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to get to 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 easy to spot 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 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 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 Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc.. Strange sounds – Peculiar noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any clanking 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 fixed by a professional. Try to be cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and works when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running smoothly. Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to determine any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc., now is the perfect time. If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 903-758-0701. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.