AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Keokuk, which means you’re going to be counting on your air conditioner to remain comfortable. The more you rely on your air conditioner, the more likely you’ll be in need of AC repair. We have three warning signs to look out for and some tips to let you know when it’s time to call in the experts from WM J Kraus & Son to administer air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is possibly one of the most noticeable 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 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 signals 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 feel 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 straightforward 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 WM J Kraus & Son. 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, 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 have been known to come 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 spot 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 booked your annual maintenance appointment with WM J Kraus & Son, now is the ideal time. If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner is in need of repair give WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-524-3714. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.