Troubleshooting Tips for Common AC Problems

30 Mar

Before you pick up the phone to call an AC repair technician, here are a few do-it-yourself troubleshooting tips for a variety of problems. These simple steps could get your system back up and running without the need the need to pay for an air conditioning repair service call.

You feel air blowing, but it isn’t the right temperature. Check the outdoor unit to assure that it’s on. If it isn’t, the next step is to check your breaker box to see if you blew the switch.

The outdoor fan is working, but the air inside isn’t blowing. Check the fuse box. If your unit is receiving power, turn off the breaker and check for loose wires on your AC unit. It is recommended that you call a repair technician if you’re not experienced with electrical repairs.

The motors are running but there’s no airflow. Ice could be your problem. Check the unit for ice. If you can see any, turn your AC off for a few hours and give the unit time to melt. Ice build-up can cause blockages even inside your system, so it may be a good idea to try turning your system off even if you don’t see anything.

Only one room isn’t getting air. It’s time to check the ducts. Head to your attic or your basement – anywhere your air ducts may be hidden. Check for holes and separation. All it may take is a little bit of duct tape to get your room cool again.

The temperature in the house is wrong. It may seem silly to say this, but check your thermostat. There could have been a power surge that reset it, even if you didn’t notice one. Further, your temperature settings may not have saved if you recently switched from heating to AC. Always check the thermostat first before you assume there’s a problem.

If none of these troubleshooting tips solve your issue, the next step is to call Harris Air Conditioning at 352-383-2322. Our experienced air conditioning repair experts will be able to diagnose and solve any problem you’re having. So, if these troubleshooting tips don’t work for you, don’t panic until after you call us. We offer air conditioning repair services to Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares, Leesburg, and Apopka.