Troubleshooting Your Home AC Unit
Your air conditioning unit is made with a lot of parts that all need to function correctly in order for the entire system to work as it should. Just like any piece of equipment that has complex parts from a car to a lawnmower, you’ll need repairs when something gives out and disrupts the performance.
Here we review a few AC repair problems that can happen as the unit ages, and what the solutions are.
The first is to make sure that you know what sounds are actually strange and what is normal. Don’t tune out your air conditioner all of the time. Occasionally take a listen and make sure everything is on the up and up. If you do hear any of those loud pops or clanks that are unnatural, then you can do a visual inspection to make sure nothing is obstructing the unit that you can see. In some cases, you may find that tree branches and other debris are stuck in the fan. If you can’t see what the issue is that is making the sound, call in the pros for AC repair and inspection.
Little to No Airflow
If you have noticed that you just don’t get the airflow that you used from the vents, then begin by checking that you have a fresh air filter. If you change your filter once a month and discover that it is completely clogged, then you should start changing it every three weeks or checking it once a week to make sure it isn’t full. Often when you have pets and a full house of people, then you’ll need to clean or replace it more frequently. But if your filter is in good shape, then let the experts know that you need an AC repair.
A Unit That Won’t Turn On
If your air conditioner won’t turn on, then it may be that the fuse has blown. Check the breaker box to see if this is the case. We’ve all been there wondering why the toaster isn’t working to discover it isn’t plugged in! If this isn’t the problem though you’ll need to call in the experts. Electricity is something that you don’t want to handle yourself because there is danger involved if you aren’t trained on the best methods.
Continual AC Repairs
Continual AC repairs can be tough on the bank account and take a lot of valuable time out of your day, and if you find that you have frequent repair needs then there are a few things that you can do to see if you can reduce them. First, make sure you take care of all choirs like changing filters, and then find out the age of your unit and look at your energy bill to see if it has gradually risen. Also, ask your AC repair company what they think the problem is for the constant repairs and if it is time to get a new unit.