AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in West Columbia, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the chance you’ll be in need of AC repair. We have a few warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the experts from Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. to administer air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most noticeable proof that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The first thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and establish 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 immediately 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 concern isn’t as apparent 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 a problem. 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc.. Strange sounds – Weird noises emerging from 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 fix the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner can become loose through wear and tear and will have to be corrected by a professional. Try to be cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to notice when things aren’t running correctly. Keeping up with annual maintenance is another way to determine any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet made your your annual maintenance appointment with Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., now is the ideal time. If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-796-9172. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.