For many homeowners, an AC unit is a necessity for surviving the hot summer months—but it is also something you have to take care of. If your AC is not working properly, you might be wondering whether it needs a simple fix or a more extensive repair (or maybe even replacement). In this article, we will go over some common issues that can affect your AC unit’s performance: Common Air Conditioner Problems and Repairs
Will Not Turn On
If you can’t get your air conditioner to turn on, there could be a few reasons why. First, check the circuit breaker. If it is tripped and not resetting itself, then you will need to call a professional HVAC contractor. Next, check the power source for any damage or wear that might be preventing the unit from receiving electricity properly. If neither of these things are related to your problem, then you should check the thermostat wiring for signs of damage or wear as well as ensure its connections are tight enough in place so that it can communicate properly with your air conditioner’s internal parts (such as its compressor). Finally, if everything looks good at this point but nothing seems to work regardless of what type of switch or setting you try using on your thermostat—or even if everything looks fine but still does not work—then it may be time to reach out to an HVAC company for service.
If your air conditioner is leaking water, it’s important to understand the different reasons for this. The most serious scenario is that you have a major problem with your system. This could be due to a leaky or broken pipe, or perhaps there’s extensive corrosion on the inside of your unit. This can be fixed by either replacing or repairing parts of your AC unit. However, most leaks are caused by minor issues that do not require a full replacement.
Low on Refrigerant
Another common problem is that your air conditioner is low on refrigerant. If your air conditioner is not cooling at all or is not cooling efficiently, it is possible that the system has either lost refrigerant or has not been properly sealed so that some has leaked out. When your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, it can cause a variety of problems. Most notably, it will not cool as well as it should. If you notice that your home’s temperature is not being reduced as much as usual when you turn on the AC and/or if there are any other issues with its cooling performance (such as moisture in the air), then there might be a problem with the amount of refrigerant in your system. It is important to check that the refrigerant levels of your air conditioner are correct. There are kits you can purchase that will help check this, or an HVAC contractor can do it for you.
If one of these things seems to be what is wrong with your air conditioner, it may be time to find someone who can help you fix it. A local HVAC contractor like All Climate Mechanical can repair your AC unit. We can help you make sure you will be ready for 90+ degree weather.