Life becomes unbearable without an air conditioning unit on hot summer days. That is why preventative maintenance is essential. However, there are unforeseen circumstances where dilemma may still occur. Fret not! We’re here to help you stay informed about the most common A/C problems you may face this summer. Let’s get started.
Your Comfort System Isn’t Cooling Enough
A clogged air filter or condenser is the most common culprit why your home isn’t cooling like it used to. Be sure to replace your A/C filters frequently or every three months for better comfort and indoor air quality. Also, take time to check your condenser unit. Clean it regularly and clear out any dirt or debris that can obstruct the airflow.
A faulty thermostat is another A/C problem you may face this summer. Once it fails to work as it should be, your HVAC system will not be efficient, compromising your home’s comfort. Moreover, it causes your cooling unit to wear and tear faster. So it’s a domino effect when your thermostat malfunctioned. What you can do is to recalibrate it especially if you’re still using the old, manual-type or invest in a programmable thermostat. Many homeowners are enjoying the luxury it offers, such as convenience, advanced features, and energy-efficient.
Your A/C is Making Strange Sounds
If you hear metal scratching, squealing or other strange sounds coming from your A/C, something is wrong. It can be caused by loose belts, damaged components, or compressor issues. Any of these parts may need a repair or a replacement. Call the pros to diagnose the problem and provide you a quick fix.
Frequent Short Cycles
An oversized air conditioning system can lead to frequent short cycles. That’s why choosing the right HVAC contractor in installing your A/C, whether it’s for a newly-constructed home or commercial space is very crucial. Other reasons can be from a blocked condenser, causing your unit to cycle between the on and off settings.
Your Cooling Unit Won’t Turn On
If your cooling unit stopped working or is not turning on, one common cause of this is a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Make sure your A/C is plugged in before you reset the breaker. Check also the thermostat if it’s programmed or set properly. And since it can be a more serious problem, let the experts take care of it. You can count on our certified and highly skilled techs who can guarantee a quality service.
To prevent your comfort system on the verge of a breakdown this summer, schedule an A/C tune-up with us at Johnston’s Heating & Cooling, LLC. Get in touch with us and our techs will be glad to assist you.