AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Erie, 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 require AC repair. We have three warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s time to call in the experts from Patterson & Stirling Inc to administer air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most notable signs that your air conditioner requires 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 constantly blow air even if it’s not currently 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 issue isn’t as easy to spot as the previous, but if you think 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 straightforward as a dirty air filter. If that’s not the case and you’re still experiencing troubles, you’ll want to call the professionals at Patterson & Stirling Inc. Strange sounds – Weird noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a good 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 cure the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner can become 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 functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running properly. Keeping up with regular 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc, now is the ideal time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-833-5558. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.