AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Scottsboro, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to remain 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 necessary to call in the experts from Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. to administer air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most notable signs that your air conditioner is in need of 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 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 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 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 straightforward 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc.. Strange sounds – Bizarre noises emerging from your air conditioner isn’t a good sign. If you hear any clanking or rattling coming from your air conditioner, putting on headphones so you can’t hear the sounds isn’t going to fix 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 cognizant 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 properly. Keeping up with regular 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc., now is the ideal time. If you’ve noticed any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. a call at 256-574-1300. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.