4 Common Air Conditioning Problems
Anyone who has ever lived in Florida knows that back-to-school season coincides with some of the hottest days of the year. Here in Palm Bay, the dog days of summer are upon us, and we are all doing our best to stay cool until fall brings some relief. Your air conditioner has been working hard to battle the outside temperatures and keep your indoor air cool all summer long. All the wear and tear that the intense summer heat puts on your air conditioner can sometimes lead to problems with your AC system. If you are experiencing any of the following problems, or if you want to schedule a routine air conditioning tune up to make sure your air conditioner is performing its best, give the Palm Bay air conditioning experts at Comfort Pro, Inc. a call today!
Sometimes air conditioners will malfunction by short-cycling. Short-cycling, otherwise known as rapid-cycling, occur when your air conditioner turns off and on very quickly, regardless of the thermostat setting or the indoor temperature of the home. Short-cycling can actually cause lasting damage to your air conditioner, if allowed to continue. Plus, because it shuts off too soon after starting, a short-cycling air conditioner will not effectively cool your home. If your air conditioner is short-cycling, check your air conditioner’s filters to make sure that they are clean and new. If your AC filters are clean and the air intake is not blocked in any way, then your air conditioner will need professional repairs. The air conditioning repairs experts at Comfort Pro, Inc. will be able to identify and efficiently and professionally repair the problem with your air conditioner.
Parts of Your Home Not Cooling
Your central air conditioner should be cooling every room in your home. If you have portions of your home that are not being cooled, you could have a problem with your ductwork or some of your air registers. First, check the air registers in the rooms that are not cooling. They should be open. If they are closed, that could be your problem and all you’ll need to do is simply open them. If they are open, but you see a blockage preventing the cold air from blowing out, you may want to remove the register and clear the blockage. If you do not see a blockage and your air registers were already open, then you may have an issue, such as a leak or blockage, with your ductwork. If your home is not cooling your entire home, your air conditioner will work extra hard to try to compensate for the warm areas. All that extra work can strain your air conditioner and add to your electric bill. To get every room in your home cooling properly, contact our air conditioning repairs experts today!
Air Conditioner Blowing Without Cooling
If your air conditioner is blowing air, but your Palm Bay home doesn’t feel like it is cooling down, there are a few things you should check before calling the experts. Make sure that your thermostat has batteries and is set to “cool”, and is set on a low enough temperature that your house should feel cool. Sometimes your air conditioning problems can be fixed with a simple look at the thermostat. If you are not so lucky, then you should check your AC filter. If it is old, clogged, or dirty, replace it right away and see if your home begins to cool down. If you have checked the thermostat and the AC filter, but your air conditioner still isn’t cooling, then you could have a more serious problem on your hands. Contact Comfort Pro, Inc. today for expert diagnostics and repair on your air conditioning system.
Air Conditioner Won’t Run
To troubleshoot an air conditioner that won’t run, check your thermostat first. It could be out of batteries or could have been accidentally set to “off” or “heat”. If your thermostat has batteries, is set to cool, and still won’t come on, the next step is to check to see if the circuit breaker has tripped. Reset the breaker for your air conditioner to see if that fixes the problem. If not, then you likely need emergency AC service to get your air conditioner running again. At Comfort Pro, Inc., we can provide emergency air conditioning repairs so give us a call right away to get your AC up and running again!