AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Bishop, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to keep comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the greater the possibility 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 time to call in the professionals from Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning to arrange air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most prominent proof that your air conditioner requires repair. The initial 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 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 issue isn’t as easy to spot 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 troubles, you’ll want to call the professionals at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning. Strange sounds – Peculiar noises originating in your air conditioner isn’t a positive sign. If you hear any clanking 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 have been known to come loose through wear and tear and will have to be corrected by a professional. Try to be mindful of how your air conditioner sounds and functions when it’s running well. This will make it easier to catch when things aren’t running correctly. Keeping up with yearly maintenance is another way to identify any minor problems before they become major problems. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual maintenance appointment with Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, now is the ideal time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.