Most Common Air Conditioning Problems (And How to Solve Them)
For the most part, modern air conditioning systems don’t require a second thought. They’ll be able to keep your Nashville home comfortable during the hotter parts of the year, and most of the time, you won’t even notice they’re there. However, like all major appliances, the machinery of your AC can develop some problems, and no matter how big or small those problems are, they will have a huge effect on your home’s comfort and its energy efficiency.
At Kuhn Air Conditioning, our professionals can troubleshoot and repair any problems that you have with your air conditioner, and we also offer a number of services to help you prevent these problems from developing.
Some air conditioning problems can be solved by the average homeowner without professional help, but calling a professional to look at the system is never a bad idea.
Here are a few of the most common problems that homeowners encounter with their AC systems:
The Unit Will Not Turn On
If you’re air conditioning unit isn’t turning on, it could be a very simple problem: your thermostat simply isn’t set correctly.
If this is the cause, you can resolve the issue very easily. Check your Nashville home’s thermostat and make sure that it’s set to the “cooling” position. if you have an automated thermostat, you’ll need to check to see that it’s not set to be off during this time. However, there’s also a chance that the thermostat needs to be re-calibrated, and that will require professional assistance.
If working on your thermostat doesn’t solve the problem, your AC may not be receiving power. Check to see if your circuit breaker has tripped. If the breaker trips repeatedly, don’t continue to turn it back on, and call a professional Nashville air conditioning contractor for repairs as soon as possible.
You should always contact a professional to work on any electrical problems because working with your electrical system is extremely dangerous.
The Unit is Blowing Warm Air
If your air conditioner blows warm air, it may be being caused by dirty filters. In this case, your AC is producing cold air, but it’s not able to distribute it through your ducts. You should clean or change your air filters at least once every three months during the cooling season.
If the filters have been changed or cleaned, your outdoor unit may not be running. If that’s the case, call our contractors for an inspection of your Nashville home’s air conditioning system.
You AC Unit is Frozen
A number of problems can cause your Nashville home’s air conditioner to freeze. One possible cause is improper air flow, which will prevent the AC from working properly. To ensure proper airflow, clean or change your filters regularly, and ensure that the AC’s coils are free of dirt, debris, or other obstructions.
You may be able to clear away some debris on your own, but you should also have a professional Nashville HVAC contractor clean your ducts regularly.