AC Troubleshooting

AC Troubleshooting

It is nearly impossible to survive the summer without an air conditioner, or at least most of us wouldn’t want to be without one during the hottest months of the year. If your air conditioner is not working properly, then it can create a lot of frustration and discomfort. The good news is that it is usually easy to troubleshoot the most common AC issues yourself! Here’s how.

Problem: The AC Won't Turn On

Solution: If your air conditioner won't turn on, then it is a good idea for you to make sure that your air conditioner is receiving power from the electrical panel. You will need to replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker if your air conditioner is not receiving any power.

You should also check the thermostat settings. Make sure that it is set to cool. You should also make sure that the blower door on the air handler is closed.

Problem: Your Air Conditioner Turns On, But It Is Not Cooling

Solution: If your air conditioner turns on but it is not cooling, then you may want to check the thermostat to make sure it is on the correct setting. You will also want to check the condenser to see if it is blocked or dirty. Grass, weeds and debris can clog your condenser.

In addition to these steps, you should also check your air filter. If it is dirty, then you will need to clean it or change it in order for your unit to run properly. Additionally, you should check and clean the outdoor compressor. If you notice that the compressor is faulty, or it does not have an adequate amount of refrigerant, then you know it is time to call professionals like the team at BL James and Son.

Problem: Poor Airflow

Solution: This problem is typically caused by a dirty air filter. If the air filter is exceptionally dirty, you will need to either clean it or replace it. Another area to check is the ductwork. Many times, poor airflow is often caused by disconnected ductwork.

For the most part, when your A/C unit is not working as it should, all it requires is a simple fix. If you have followed these guidelines and you still cannot get your unit to work efficiently, then give BL James and Son a call! We are trusted and reliable and would love to help get your home feeling comfortable again.

By BL James and Son 10-8-2020