AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Baltimore, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be have to depend upon AC repair. We have a few warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s time to call in the professionals from Quality Refrigeration to provide air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most prominent indications that your air conditioner requires repair. The first 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 obvious 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 in a while, 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 Quality Refrigeration. Strange sounds – Bizarre noises originating in 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 operates when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running properly. Keeping up with annual maintenance is another way to determine any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet booked your annual maintenance appointment with Quality Refrigeration, now is the perfect time. If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Quality Refrigeration a call at 410-355-6010. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.