4 Common Problems with Air Conditioners

Here at Home Air Plus, we see a variety of air conditioner problems that we regularly service. We go over some of the most common air conditioning problems and how they can be solved in this brief but informative blog post.

Problem #1: Air Conditioner Keeps Turning on and Off

This problem, known as short cycling, can be caused by a variety of problems. If your air conditioner keeps turning on and off, it may need to be cleaned. First check your air filter and make sure it is clean and clear of debris. Too much humidity can also cause your air conditioner to work harder, or a faulty sensor could leave your AC thinking it’s warmer than it is.

Problem #2: No Cool Air

If you have lukewarm air coming out of your air conditioner rather than cool air, you may need to have your refrigerant levels checked. While refrigerant is supposed to stay in your closed system air conditioner for as long as you own it, leaks and other issues can cause refrigerant to leave your system. As systems age, they can develop leaks, and a refrigerant leak is a very common air conditioner problem. Solving the leak issue before topping off refrigerant will fix your no cool air issue.

Problem #3: Fan Doesn’t Turn On

If the fan in your air conditioner isn’t turning on your condenser, chances are you’re not feeling a whole lot of cool air in your home. A fan is required to propel cool air through your ducting and into your home, and if you don’t have a fan that is running or running properly, you won’t feel all of the cool air your air conditioner is producing. Sometimes fan motors can burn out and need to be replaced. If you’re not sure what’s keeping your fan from moving, contact Home Air Plus and we can help.

Problem #4: Inefficient Cooling

If you can verify that your air conditioner is working, the fan is running, and it’s producing cold air, you may be wondering why your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home. There are multiple reasons for inefficient cooling including a dirty filter, dirty/blocked registers, plants crowding the outside compressor, or other issues. We suggest getting your air conditioner checked every year to make sure it’s ready to take on the sweltering summer heat as efficiently as possible. Contact us today to get started!

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