When your home’s air conditioner goes out you want to get the problem taken care of as quickly as possible. Fras-Air/General Service Experts can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying the comforts of a properly functioning air conditioner. Want to know what might be amiss 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 first thing.
Check the air conditioner
- If your air filter is still clean, 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 housing. 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 should never try to make an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to notice when something looks or sounds incorrect.
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 good working order typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than flipping on and off in short bursts. An erratic AC cycle may be an indicator of larger problems that will need 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 Hillsborough hasn't been experiencing 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 Fras-Air/General Service Experts at 908-448-2154.
Expert HVAC repair technicians at Fras-Air/General are on call 24/7/365 to repair these and other common AC problems. Call 908-448-2154 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.