AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Olathe, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to stay comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the more likely 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 necessary to call in the experienced technicians from Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to arrange air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably 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 achieve 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 concern isn’t as apparent 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 problem. 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 Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Strange sounds – Bizarre noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a positive 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 are cabapble of becoming loose through wear and tear and will have to be fixed by a professional. Try to be cognizant of how your air conditioner sounds and works when it’s running well. This will make it easier to catch 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 made your your annual maintenance appointment with Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, now is the perfect time. If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 913-432-3342. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.