AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Chicago, which means you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you utilize your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be in need of AC repair. We have some warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s time to call in the experienced technicians from iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning to provide air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is likely one of the most prominent indications 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 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 reach the temperature set on your thermostat, that is an indication that it’s time to call and get it checked out. Decreased air flow – This problem 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 an issue. If you haven’t changed your air filter in a while, 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 problems, you’ll want to call the professionals at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning. Strange sounds – Weird noises coming from your air conditioner isn’t a welcome sign. If you hear any banging 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 fixed 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 correctly. Keeping up with regular 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning, now is the ideal time. If you’ve observed any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 773-704-0640. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.