AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Bakersfield, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be have to depend upon AC repair. We have some warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the experienced technicians from Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing to arrange air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is possibly one of the most notable indications that your air conditioner is in need of 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 continually 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 is a sign that it’s time to call and get it checked out. Decreased air flow – This problem isn’t as obvious 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 a concern. If you haven’t changed your air filter recently, 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 problems, you’ll want to call the professionals at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing. Strange sounds – Weird noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a positive 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 cure 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 mindful of how your air conditioner sounds and operates when it’s running well. This will make it easier to notice when things aren’t running correctly. Keeping up with regular 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 Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing, now is the ideal time. If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner requires repair give Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 661-437-3499. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.