AC Repair: Signs that Air Conditioner Repair is Needed04/27/2015 The days are getting longer and temperatures are getting warmer in Rapid City, which means you’re going to be depending on your air conditioner to keep comfortable. The more you depend on your air conditioner, the greater the possibility you’ll be require AC repair. We have three warning signs to look out for and some advice to let you know when it’s crucial to call in the experienced technicians from Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc to provide air conditioner service. Air from vents isn’t cold – This is probably one of the most noticeable indications that your air conditioner has the need for repair. The key 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 currently being cooled. If your air conditioner is set to “auto” and it isn’t able to get to 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 problem 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 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 issues, you’ll want to call the professionals at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc. Strange sounds – Peculiar 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 cure the problem. The moving parts within your air conditioner can become 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 works when it’s running well. This will make it easier to spot when things aren’t running properly. Keeping up with annual 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 Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc, now is an excellent time. If you’ve detected any signs that your air conditioner calls for a repair give Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc a call at 605-342-5107. You can also set up an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.