When your home’s air conditioner goes on the fritz you want to get the problem fixed as soon as possible. Comfort Masters Service Experts can help you do just that so your family can get back to enjoying life with a well-tuned air conditioner. Searching for what might be wrong with your air conditioner and if you might need 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 common culprits for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you need to change your filters? If you don’t know the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to change them. 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 first thing.
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 wedged in or build up around the walls of the unit. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be wrong. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you should never try to make an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to recognize when something looks or sounds wrong.
Determine the length of the AC cycle
- An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air stays on in a cycle. An air conditioner in proper working condition typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than switching 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 bad weather, but if Wheeling hasn't had any severe weather, there may be a more serious problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Comfort Masters Service Experts at 847-250-6729.
Expert HVAC repair technicians at Comfort Masters are on call 24/7/365 to repair these and other common AC problems. Call 847-250-6729 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.