air conditioning system is one of the most complex appliances in your home. With so many different
components all working together, your system is bound to run into issues
from time to time. Fortunately, the most common AC problems are often
relatively simple to fix. Learn the top three most common air conditioning
problems and how you can assess the issue here.
1. Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Running
There is nothing worse than coming home on a sweltering summer day only
to find that your air conditioner won’t turn on. There are lots
of things that could cause your AC to stop running, so it’s best
to troubleshoot the easiest fixes first. For starters, double check that
your thermostat has working batteries and hasn’t accidentally been
switched to ‘off’ mode. If this doesn’t remedy the problem,
there could be an issue with the air handler, furnace, or the electrical
components that connect the two. Since electrical issues can be dangerous,
it’s a good idea to call a professional for this one.
2. Your Air Conditioner Is Running, but Not Releasing Cold Air
So your air conditioner is running… but it’s not releasing
cold air, what gives? Well, it could be a few things. This common problem
is likely an electrical issue between the thermostat and the condenser
unit. If there is a disconnect between the two, it could cause your AC
to run but not produce chilled air. If you’re handy with electrical
work, you may be able to take matters into your own hand, however novices
should seek professional help.
3. Your Air Conditioner Shuts on and off Repeatedly
Air conditioners go through cycles in order to maintain a specific temperature
in your home. Sometimes your AC can go a little haywire and go through
fast and frequent cycling. When this occurs and your air conditioning
system repeatedly shuts on and off, it’s called short cycling. Short
cycling can increase your energy bills, put unnecessary wear-and-tear
on your system and makes it harder for your home to reach a desired temperature.
If your AC is short cycling, it’s likely that the system is improperly
sized for your home.
Get Your Air Conditioner Repaired Today
If you’re in need of any air conditioning repairs, the HVAC professionals
at Phoenix Air have got you covered. We provide 24-hours service, so give
us a call and one of our friendly technicians will diagnose and repair
any issue you have and get your home feeling its best.
Call today to learn more about our repair services, or conveniently schedule your