When your air conditioner breaks down on a hot summer day, it can be a little unnerving. Your air conditioner may have broken down for a minor issue, or it could be due to a much larger problem. No matter the problem, you need to get the air conditioner repaired, and you need to be sure that you are performing preventative maintenance to prevent any further problems. Read on for a few common issues and how to repair them as well as prevention tips.
If your air conditioner is running but it doesn't feel cool in your home, it could be that it's just too hot outside and your air conditioner is running as much as it can to keep your home cool. You can try to adjust the thermostat to help, but it it still doesn't feel cool, it could be that you are out of Freon. If you are out of Freon, it may have been due to a leak. If this is the case, you will need to call a professional AC system repair technician to have the Freon replaced and the hose replaced to prevent future leaks.
Not Turning On
If your air conditioner isn't turning on at all, it could be due to a power issue. Check that the power is turned on, that it's plugged in and that the breaker hasn't popped. If it wasn't any of these things, check that the plug on the air conditioner isn't bad. If none of these were the problem, check the air filter to be sure that it is not dirty. If the air filter is dirty and clogged, air cannot get through. When this occurs, your system could break down altogether as there isn't any air at all getting to your system. Change the air filter, and then call a professional AC technician to get your air conditioner turned back on again. Remember to change your air filter every other month to prevent premature breakdowns.
Cycling Over And Over
When your air conditioner is cycling over and over again, meaning it is turning on, turning off, and then quickly turning on again, it may be due to the system not being able to keep up with the set temperature. Try adjusting the thermostat to see if this helps. If this didn't do the trick, call a professional AC repair technician. Your system may actually be too small for your home. If it's too small, it may struggle to keep up with the temperature. If this is the case, you may need a new system that is the right size. Systems that are too small or too big can cause major problems. Be sure you have the right size system for your home.
If you are having problems with your air conditioner, call a professional to get your air conditioner running like new again.