Typical AC Problems
Owning an Air Conditioning Unit can come with a lot of benefits. However, these benefits seem to go out of the window the moment your unit begins to have issues. There are so many things that can cause your unit to operate below the optimal level. Also, there are so many simple AC problems you may face that would not require you to call us for help. You can easily fix them. Here are some of the most common AC problems you can face and how to solve them.
Complete Shutdown Of The Unit
If your air conditioner shuts down automatically, the next thing that you should do is to check the thermostat batteries. If they do not need to be changed, check the thermostat to make sure it is in the cooling mode an at the temperature settings is at the level that you want. If everything is fine with that, your last option is to check the circuit breaker. You might need to flip it to the on position. If all of these don’t work, then you should call us to come and check it out. The problem may be a lot bigger than you thought.
AC Unit Working, but the Air isn’t Cold.
So many factors can cause this scenario. One of which is the use of an old air filter. If the air filter hasn’t been changed in months, that may be the problem. Change it immediately. Also, check if the thermostat has the correct setting. You may need to change your thermostat if you set it at the temperature you want and get the same results. Also, check the area around the unit for any debris that may be blocking the flow of air. You should call us if doing all of these doesn’t yield any viable solutions. It may mean that your refrigerant levels are low, and there is a leakage somewhere.
The Air Cools in an uneven fashion
There are a couple of reasons why air may cool unevenly. This could be as a result of blocked vents, inadequate insulation, or air leaks within the ductwork, . To get everything back to normal, ensure the vents in your home are clean and clear of obstruction. You may need to call us if doing that doesn’t seem to fix the situation.
Water Dripping from the Air Conditioning Unit
When this happens, the first thing for you to do is to check if the PVC pipe or condensate unit is clogged. If it is, get rid of it using compressed air. Also, if there is a refrigerant leak from the drain line, it may cause ice to build up over the coils and drip water. The frozen coils can be an indication of airflow problems. If you notice that any part of your Unit is frozen, turn the unit off and allow it defrost on its own. Then, call us!