When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem solved as quickly as possible. Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare can help you do just that so your family can get back to enjoying the comforts of a well-tuned air conditioner. Want to know what might be amiss with your air conditioner and if you should schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems.
- First things first: check your home’s air filters. Old or inefficient air filters are usual suspects for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you need to change your filters? If you don’t know the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to change them. If you’re still not sure, remove the air filter and check for visible dirt. If there is visible dust or dirt, throw it out and put a new one in first thing.
Check the air conditioner
- If your air filter is fine, go outside and have a look at the unit itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become wedged in or build up around the housing. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be out of place. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you should never try to make an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to notice when something looks or sounds out of the ordinary.
Determine the length of the AC cycle
- An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air stays on in a cycle. An air conditioner in proper working condition typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than switching on and off in short bursts. An erratic AC cycle may be an indicator of more serious problems that will need professional AC repair sooner rather than later.
Check your fuse box
- If the system shuts down, there may be a breaker flipped or a fuse blown. A tripped breaker may occur in a storm, but if Kitchener hasn't been experiencing severe weather, there may be a more urgent problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare at 519-804-1617.
Expert HVAC repair technicians at Boehmers/Cronin Emery are on call 24/7/365 to fix these and other common AC problems. Call 519-804-1617 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.