The Most Common Air Conditioning Problems You’ll Encounter (And How to Solve Them)
Most of the time, modern air conditioning systems keep our homes cool and comfortable without needing even a second thought. Our air conditioners are one of the best parts of modern life, and most the time, we don’t even notice they’re there. However, like all major appliances, the machinery of an air conditioner can develop some problems, and whether they result in a malfunctioning AC or just inefficient performance, you need to have the problems repaired as soon as possible.
At OC Services, our Keller air conditioning contractors can provide you with high quality air conditioning services to help you keep your air conditioner in the best condition possible throughout every part of the year. Our repair services are always available when you need them, and we can provide maintenance services to help prevent any problems from developing.
Some air conditioning problems can be solved by the average homeowner without professional help, but calling a professional to look at the system is never a bad idea.
Here are a few of the most common problems that homeowners encounter with their AC systems:
The Unit Will Not Turn On
The first thing to check when your air conditioner won’t turn on is the thermostat. There’s a chance that there’s no problem with the mechanics of your AC and that your thermostat is simply not set correctly:
- Check your Keller home’s thermostat to make sure that it’s in the “cooling” position.
- If you have an automated thermostat, you’ll need to check to see that it’s set to cool during this time.
- Your thermostat may need to be recalibrated, which will require professional assistance.
If none of these solutions works, then your air conditioning system may not be receiving power. Check to see if your circuit breaker has tripped. If the breaker trips repeatedly, don’t continue to turn it back on, and call a professional for repairs as soon as possible.
You should always contact a professional to work on any electrical problems because working with your electrical system is extremely dangerous.
The AC Is Blowing Warm Air
Most of the time, if an air conditioner is blowing warm air, it’s because of the filters. In that case, your air conditioner is actually producing cool air, but it’s not able to properly distribute it through your ducts. You should clean or change your air filters at least once every three months when you’re regularly cooling your Keller home.
If the filters have been changed or cleaned, your outdoor unit may not be running. If that’s the case, call our contractors for an inspection of your Keller home’s air conditioning system.
You AC Unit is Frozen
A number of problems can cause your Keller home’s air conditioner to freeze. One possible cause is improper air flow, which will prevent the AC from working properly. To ensure proper airflow, clean or change your filters regularly, and ensure that the AC’s coils are free of dirt, debris, or other obstructions.
You may be able to clear some obstructions on your own, but our professionals can provide you with thorough cleaning and maintenance services.
Your AC Coils Are Frozen
A frozen coil is most frequently an issue the airflow. Restrictions of air can be caused by dirty air filters or obstructed ducts. You may be able to clear away some debris on your own, but you should also have a Keller HVAC professional clean your ducts regularly.