It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know when the air conditioner isn’t cooling, to spot a leak, or know when it’s acting differently than usual. Taking action at the first sign of trouble reduces damage to both the AC unit and your home while ensuring the family stays cool all summer long. With that in mind, learn more about common air conditioning problems and what to do should they affect your household.
AC Won’t Turn On
If the air conditioner does not turn on, check the thermostat settings first. If the AC still doesn’t turn on, check to ensure the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. This issue can also be caused by loose wiring or a faulty thermostat.
A faulty thermostat requires specialized HVAC repair in Birmingham since dealing with wiring is extremely dangerous. Never attempt the repairs yourself. Give our experts a call instead.
AC Constantly Runs
The air conditioner will run more when it’s hot outside but should not run constantly. If you experience this issue, correcting it quickly can save energy and protect components vital to the AC’s operation. It’s a common problem with multiple causes, including the thermostat, air filters, and/or electrical parts.
Attempt to repair the problem by turning off the thermostat fan. Contact a professional if the thermostat fan does not shut off.
AC isn’t Cooling
This common issue is extremely frustrating. If you notice the AC is running, but there is no cool air coming out, or if you feel air, but it is warm, it could be something as simple as low coolant. You’ll need an experienced AC professional to add coolant to your system.
Hot Air Blowing Out of AC
Worse than no air at all is feeling warm or hot air coming out of the AC. On an already hot day in Birmingham, this can really cause extreme temperatures in no time. The AC may blow hot air due to a dirty air filter or an obstruction in the ducts. Or, it could be caused by low refrigerant levels.
Regular AC tuneups in Birmingham can help prevent this type of problem. Additionally, ensure that you change the filters regularly.
Water and refrigerant leaks are common issues AC units sustain and a sign of a problem. Look for brightly colored stains near the AC unit to determine if there is a leak. Excessive moisture around the air conditioner can also signify a leak.
Leaks most often are caused by deterioration in lines and connections in the AC system. It’s most commonly experienced in older units. Blocked condensate drains can also cause water leaks. Call our team of air conditioning repair in Birmingham experts for fast repair.
Absolute Air offers a wide array of services, including, but not limited to, AC installation, AC repair, heating installation, heating repair, metal fabrication (for all types of ductwork), refrigeration, and gas line installation. Our trained team of technicians can also service and work on equipment brands such as American Standard, Train, Carrier, York, Goodman, Rudd, and Mitsubishi, to name a few.
If you have a service request not mentioned here, give us a call.