When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem fixed as promptly as possible. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying life with a well-tuned air conditioner. Want to know what might be out of whack with your air conditioner and if you would be wise to schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems.
- First things first: check your home’s air filters. Old or inefficient air filters are usual suspects for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you should change your filters? If you aren’t sure the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time for a switch. If you’re still not sure, remove the air filter and check for visible dirt. If there is visible dust or dirt, throw it out and put a new one in immediately.
Check the air conditioner
- If your air filter is fine, go outside and have a look at the AC itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become lodged in or build up around the system. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be out of place. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you shouldn’t attempt an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to recognize when something looks or sounds out of the ordinary.
Determine the length of the AC cycle
- An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air runs in one cycle. An air conditioner in good shape typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than turning on and off in short bursts. An irregular AC cycle may be an indicator of bigger problems that will require professional AC repair sooner rather than later.
Check your fuse box
- If the system shuts down, there may be a breaker flipped or a fuse blown. A tripped breaker may occur in a thunderstorm, but if Houston hasn't had any severe weather, there may be a more pressing problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at (713) 352-7887.
Expert HVAC repair technicians at Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to correct these and other common AC problems. Call (713) 352-7887 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.