AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Buellton, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you utilize 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 helpful hints to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the professionals from Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning to provide air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is possibly one of the most prominent signs that your air conditioner is in need of 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 presently 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 an indication that it’s time to call and get it checked out. Decreased air flow – This problem 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 a concern. 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 problems, you’ll want to call the professionals at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning. Strange sounds – Weird noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any banging or rattling coming from your air conditioner, cranking the volume on your TV 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 fixed by a professional. Try to be aware 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 smoothly. Keeping up with yearly maintenance is another way to diagnose any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning, now is the ideal time. If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 805-688-4018. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.