AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Crystal Lake, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be in need of AC repair. We have three warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s necessary to call in the experienced technicians from Jett's Heating & Air Inc. to arrange air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most noticeable signs that your air conditioner requires repair. The key thing you’ll want to do is check your thermostat fan setting and ensure that it’s set to “auto” rather than “on”. If it’s set to “on” your AC will steadily 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 is an indication that it’s time to call and get it checked out. Decreased air flow – This issue 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 concern. If you haven’t changed your air filter for some time, that would be the first place to check, your problem could be as simple 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc.. Strange sounds – Weird noises coming from your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any clinking 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 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 functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running correctly. Keeping up with regular maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Jett's Heating & Air Inc., now is the perfect time. If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-459-4700. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.