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Troubleshooting Your Air Conditioner

The air conditioner in your home requires the attention of a professional air conditioner contractor, and we recommend that you have your air conditioner maintenanced at least twice a year. This can help you avoid having to spend long time periods without a functioning air conditioner.

When you notice your air conditioner malfunctioning, you should call a professional immediately, but there are a few things that you can do to troubleshoot your air conditioner.

Condenser Not Running

The condenser of your air conditioning unit is one of the key elements in keeping your system running. The condenser is normally located in an unobtrusive place outside of your home. When you notice your condenser isn’t running correctly, there are a few possible problems.

  • No power to your unit
  • The thermostat is set too high
  • You have a faulty motor
  • You have a faulty compressor

The Solutions: If you think it might be a power issue, you can check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers in your home, and restore them. If it is the thermostat, try lowering the temperature, but for any other reason is it is best to call a professional air conditioner contractor.

Home Not Cooling Evenly

A properly functioning air conditioning system should be able to keep all the rooms in your home extremely close to the same temperature. If you notice that one of the rooms in your house is colder than all of the other rooms, then your home isn’t cooling evenly. When this is the case, there is one possible problem.

Distribution system is out of balance.

The Solution: The only solution to this problem is to re-balance the system. This is a complicated process that you can attempt on your own, but it is not recommended. For an affordable price, a professional HVAC contractor should be able to balance your system with little effort and significantly improve the overall cooling of your home.

Unit Not Cooling Your Home At All

A surefire sign that your air conditioner is not working is when you notice that your home staying hot even when the unit is running. There are several different issues that can be causing this problem, and it can be extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of your problem on your own. Here are a few problems that can be keeping your unit from cooling your home correctly.

  • Thermostat set too high
  • Condenser dirty
  • Condenser blocked
  • Evaporator dirty
  • Faulty compressor
  • Not enough refrigerant in your system

The Solution: You can always easily lower your thermostat, if the problem is that simple. But if it is more complicated, you might have to clean your condenser and evaporator to make sure that they aren’t blocked by any obstructions. If you have low refrigerant or a faulty compressor, the only solution is to call a professional repair contractor.

If you are looking for a Palm Beach County Air Conditioner Repair Contractor, then please call (877) 966-9995 or complete our online request form.