If you take care of your air conditioner, it’ll take care of you… for about a decade and a half, if you’re lucky. Unfortunately, engineers haven’t figured out how to make air conditioners that work perfectly and last forever, though we’re all looking forward to the day they do! The truth is, you’ll probably run into some common A/C issues at some point, and it helps to know what to do about them.
Here’s what you need to know about four common A/C issues that might crop up in your Orlando area home:
- Condenser isn’t running? This could be a problem with the power, so first make sure the unit is plugged in. If it is, ensure no fuses have blown and that the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. If the power is all fine, check your thermostat and make sure it’s set cool enough that the system should engage. If all that fails, call a professional. The problem could be a faulty motor or compressor, and you don’t want to fix that on your own.
- Not getting enough cooling? Your thermostat may not be set low enough, or the sensor may be in a place that’s cooler than the area you want to cool. Try lowering it five degrees. You should also check to make sure that your evaporator coil is clean, so that your indoor heat is being pulled out of your indoor air efficiently.
- Is the A/C is running but not cooling? If your unit has a fan-only mode, make sure it’s not on that setting, and check the thermostat, too. Then take a look outside at your condenser to see if it’s dirty. Does it have enough space to breathe, or is it clogged with weeds or other obstructions? It could also be a faulty compressor or refrigerant running low, which need professional attention.
- Unit keeps shutting on and off? Either the condenser or evaporator might need cleaning. Wipe them down and remove any obstructions, and that may fix the problem.
If you’ve run into one of these common A/C problems and need some help, give us a call at Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning!
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